Michael Igoe and Phil Keen will return to the Intelligent Money British GT Championship in 2022 for a second season with WPI Motorsport. Driving the team’s Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo, the pair were the only team to claim multiple wins in 2021 with victory at Brands Hatch and Oulton Park, claiming fourth in the drivers championship and P3 for the team.
Those two victories extended Keen’s existing GT3/overall wins record to 19, although the 38-year-old once again missed out on the crown despite heading to the final round as a title contender for the sixth time in as many seasons.
“It’s about time we changed that statistic, don’t you think?!” he said. “There were occasions this year, like Brands Hatch, where we had the measure of everyone, but others – and especially during the mid-season slump with the mystery handling issue – when we were nowhere.
“It was a real Jekyll and Hyde campaign that proved consistency wins British GT titles rather than occasional strong showings. Still, the team definitely took a step forwards compared with 2019 and ’20. Now we have to find those extra percentage points that make the difference come season’s end.”
Igoe also feels his personal level increased as a result of working with Keen throughout 2021 – his first British GT season with a single co-driver.
“Phil’s one of the fastest guys out there but he also understands championships are usually won and lost by the amateur, whoever they’re racing for,” he said. “I learnt a lot and improved as a driver thanks to having some consistency, as well as a driver of his calibre, on the other side of the garage throughout the year. Ok, we didn’t win the title, but just being in contention at Donington after the issues we had earlier in the season was an achievement in itself. It was a no brainer to continue together and build on everything we’ve learnt throughout 2021.”
Oulton Park hosts the opening round of 2022’s British GT campaign on April 16 & 18.
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