The grid for the 2021 Intelligent Money British GT Championship is starting to shape up nicely, with a few more cars having been announced recently. Meanwhile, the future of the championship seems secure with SRO staying on for the next five years.
➤ In a popular move, Team Parker Racing has announced their 2021 British GT plans. Having already retired the Bentley, they have now gone back to their roots and will run a Porsche 991.2 GT3R for the 2021 season with Scott Malvern and Nick Jones behind the wheel once again. Further details on the announcement can be found HERE alongside an interview carried out by Joe Hudson HERE.
➤ Another entry for 2021 sees BTCC regulars Ciceley Motorsport return after their one-off appearance back in 2018. Running a Mercedes-AMG GT4 for Dave Whitmore and 2014 GT4 champion Jake Giddings. Whitmore made two appearances during 2020 in Century Motorsport’s Tegiwa BMW M4 GT4 and is ready to make the step up to a full campaign.
➤ In a big announcement for the series overall, the SRO announced they will continue to operate the British GT Championship. A five-year extension has been announced taking the SRO’s management of the series up to the end of 2025. This is a positive step for the series which continues to go from strength to strength.
➤ 2 Seas Motorsport has announced their switch to Mercedes-AMG for the 2021 season. Whilst not having announced a British GT programme for the upcoming season, there is a chance that they may appear on the grid as British GT is still an option for the Bahrain based outfit.
🌊 All change at @2seasmotorsport, which has switched to Mercedes-AMG.
Watch this space… pic.twitter.com/SM7L1enG9g
— 🇬🇧 #BritishGT 🏁 (@BritishGT) February 15, 2021
➤ The 2021 Asian Le Mans Series came to a close over the past two days. Optimum Motorsport had a solid performance finishing P4 overall in the championship having claimed a second place in the final race at Abu Dhabi. A costly penalty cost them the victory but it was still a strong performance overall.
🏁 Race 4 – ABU DHABI – 4H
P2 GT/ P14 overall
104 laps – Brendan/Ollie/Ben
— Optimum Motorsport (@OptimumMSport) February 20, 2021
➤ TF Sport faired slightly differently with a troublesome 2021 campaign in the Asian LMS with fourth and fifth being their best results in the final race of the season.
🏁 CHEQUERED FLAG 🏁
🟡 #97 – P4
🔵 #95 – P6
— TF Sport (@OfficialTFSport) February 20, 2021
➤ 2019 GT4 Pro-Am champions Martin Plowman and Kelvin Fletcher’s Paddock Motorsport team will make their debut in the GT Cup championship this year. Fielding a McLaren 570s GT4 in the incredibly competitive GTH class, the car will be driven by 2019 Britcar Endurance competitor Moh Ritson.
We're thrilled to welcome Paddock Motorsport to the 2021 GT Cup Season! The team, run by British GT Champions Kelvin Fletcher and Martin Plowman, will be entering a McLaren GT4 for the full season with young talent Moh Ritson behind the wheel. pic.twitter.com/Fj0hdiDSjl
— GT Cup Championship🏆 (@GTCUP) February 17, 2021
➤ Former British GT competitor Stephen Jelley has announced his return to the BTCC with the West Surrey Racing team following Team Parker Racing’s withdrawal for 2021. Jelley made his series debut with the team back in 2008 and has since run in the British GT, Blancpain GT Endurance, and Porsche Carerra Cup GB.
📰 Stephen Jelley returns to WSR to complete Team BMW line-up
— BTCC (@BTCC) February 17, 2021
➤ You can find the complete entry list with all confirmed teams so far for the 2021 Intelligent Money British GT Championship HERE.
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