Team Parker Racing has confirmed it will enter a second car for the Intelligent Money British GT Championship’s final round at Silverstone on November 7&8 with a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup for Tim Bridgman and Karl Leonard.
Competing in the GTC class, alongside the two recently confirmed Ferrari 488 Challenge entries from Simon Green Motorsport and Scott Sport, Leonard and Bridgman will be looking to do battle in what will be the GTC class’s biggest field in years.
It’ll be a very competitive battle as the pair have no shortage of experience in racing Porsches. Leonard is the reigning Porsche Carrera Cup GB Pro-Am champion whilst Bridgman is the overall champion from 2009 – as well as a British GT race winner in 2011 with Trackspeed.
Whilst he’s a familiar face behind the wheel of 911s, Leonard will be making his first appearance in multi-marque racing but – having sat out the 2020 racing season so far – he is raring to tackle this new challenge.
He said: “It will be great to be back with Team Parker Racing. We had some brilliant times together, especially last year when we won the championship, so I can’t wait to get back out there with everyone and race with Tim for the first time. I’ve known him for a long time now and it seemed like a good opportunity to try this together.
“I’ve missed being out on track this year but once you get behind the wheel it all comes flooding back. It’ll be a different sort of challenge racing the Porsche in GTC, but we’ll get stuck in and enjoy the weekend.”
For Bridgman, his return to British GT after nine years away is also an opportunity to rekindle his relationship with Team Parker, which he last raced for in 2010 in the Porsche Supercup.
“I’ve been friends with Karl and his family since we crossed paths at Team Parker Racing in 2009 in the Carrera Cup,” he explained. “He had a very successful 2019 and I have been badgering him to get into endurance racing for some time. I think the Silverstone 500 is the perfect event to get stuck into; it’s a nice long race and will give him a taste for endurance racing and the comparison from sprint events.
“There’s a lot of familiarity with Stuart and Team Parker Racing so it will be nice to be back with everyone for the first time since 2010 when we did the Porsche Supercup, so it’s been a while! I have fond memories of British GT from the 2011 season, also in a Porsche, so things have fallen into place quite well.”
British GT Championship organisers have confirmed there will be yet more announcements in what is shaping up to be the biggest grid of the season by far, all the news will be right here on GT REPORT.
Image courtesy of Team Parker Racing
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