With less than three weeks to the delayed start of the 2020 Intelligent Money British GT Championship, HHC Motorsport have confirmed Patrik Matthiesen and Jordan Collard will drive the second of the team’s two McLaren GT4 entries this season.
The pair join Gus Bowers and Chris Wesemael whom HHC confirmed in February.
Collard moves from Tolman Motorsport where last year he finished fourth in the driver standings with one victory and two other podium finishes. Having recently graduated to McLaren Academy Driver status Collard will also be on track with his father, Rob, who will be competing in a GT3 with Barwell Motorsport.
“I am really excited about the start of the British GT season,” he said. “I believe we have a great car run by a top team and I am sure that Patrik and I will make a really good pairing to be able to fight for the GT4 title. The McLaren is a car that I know well from last year and I am really pleased to be continuing my association with such an iconic brand, so with all the ingredients in place I believe a successful season is ahead of us.”
Patrik Matthiesen will start his third consecutive British GT4 campaign returning to HHC Motorsport after spending last year with Optimum.
“It has been a long wait for the start of my racing season and I have altered my plans a little, but I cannot wait to be back on the grid of the British GT Championship,” said the Dane. “The category is always really competitive and I am sure that we will be at the front of GT4 as the McLaren has proved itself to be a great GT4 machine. Working with Jordan will be a boost as well as he knows the car really well from last season so I am sure that we will be fighting for wins. It is also great to be back with HHC who I raced for in 2018 so I am sure that together we will have a successful season.”
Team principal Charlie Kemp added: “I am really pleased to have Patrik and Jordan confirmed for 2020 alongside Gus Bowers and Chris Wesemael.
“Obviously, the last few months have been tough for everyone in so many different ways, so I am particularly pleased that we are able to confirm a two-car assault on the Intelligent Money British GT Championship. I firmly believe that we are going to be a front-running team this year with the driver pairings we have in place and we are all looking forward to another great season working with McLaren.”
The opening round of the championship kicks off at Oulton Park on the 1st and 2nd of August.