The GT4 class of the Intelligent Money British GT Championship continues to grow as
Team Rocket RJN adds a third McLaren 570S GT4 to its line up pairing James Kell with last year’s class runner-up Jordan Collard.
The car joins the team’s two previously announced entries featuring McLaren Driver
Development Programme members Katie Milner, Alain Valente, Michael Benyahia and
Collard moves across from HHC after finishing second overall last year at the wheel of a
“I’m very happy to return with McLaren and to be competing in the Intelligent Money
British GT Championship with Team Rocket RJN,” he said. “The team were very strong
last year with their GT3 project and we will be pushing hard for that top step from the
opening weekend at Brands Hatch.”
He’s joined by James Kell who switches from Speedworks’ Toyota
Supra. The 23-year-old finished eighth last year but was a frequent podium contender
during the new car’s debut campaign.
“It was a boyhood dream of mine to drive and be involved with McLaren, and Jenson was
my idol growing up,” said Kell. “To now be joining Team Rocket RJN and having Jenson
as one of the team owners is fantastic. I’m really looking forward to working with such
an experienced team of professionals and looking forward to an amazing season and
Team principal Bob Neville added: “We are really pleased to expand our British GT
programme further this year with another car. A huge welcome to Jordan and James to
our team and I have no doubt we have a great line-up to be able to fight hard for this
championship. Jordan is of course very familiar with the McLaren 570S GT4 and although
James is yet to drive the car in anger, I have no doubt he will soon settle in and work
well with all our team.”
Team Rocket RJN finished fourth in last year’s GT3 Drivers’ standings courtesy of Michael
O’Brien and James Baldwin. 2021 will be their first season in the GT4 class.
Spectators can attend the opening round of this season’s Intelligent Money British GT
Championship at Brands Hatch on May 22/23 by reserving tickets in advance. Several
covid protocols and restrictions – including a closed paddock – will remain in place until
at least June 21 when the UK government is due to end all lockdown measures.
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