Firm fan favourites Nick Jones and Scott Malvern will be gracing the Intelligent Money British GT Championship for the seventh season as they confirm another year in GT3 with their glorious Porsche.
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The pair, continuing with Team Parker Racing, found their feet with every round that went by having swapped to the Porsche 911 GT3 R at the start of 2021, with Malvern scoring a blistering pole position at Oulton Park.
With the flashes of speed definitely evident, the pair are hoping to turn flashes into a more sustained run of good form and become regular podium battlers in what is shaping up to be another strong field in the GT3 category.
“I’m looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of the Porsche and heading to the track with the team once again,” said Jones. “Stuart [Parker] always makes it a welcoming environment so it’s like going to spend the weekend with your mates more than anything else. I am more than ready for it, raring to go, and I can’t wait to crack on with Scott and see what we can achieve this year.
“I’d like to be a bit more competitive this year and find that little bit of pace so we can get closer to the sharp end of what could be a seriously competitive grid. We have a lot more experience with the car which will help to make a big difference and hopefully it pays off when we get going.”
With the experience of the car in the bank, the duo’s plan for the coming season is to continue on specific areas of improvement.
“We turned a corner with Nick’s race pace towards the end of last year in terms of his consistency and how we run the car for him. What we want to work on now is the one lap pace to put him in the mix from the start. The level in British GT in all classes is exceptionally high and the Am drivers are setting really quick times. The level keeps getting pushed higher and higher, so we need to keep pushing along with it,” Malvern explained.
“The Porsche is amazing, and it is the ideal car for British circuits. It’s a great all-rounder and competitive at almost every circuit we’ve been to. From the first Donington Park race onwards last season we got a better handle on it, and it comes down to BoP but in terms of enjoying the car it is a pleasure to drive and every time you get in it you realise how good it is.”
The return of Jones and Malvern is the second entry for Team Parker in 2022, having earlier confirmed a GT4 entry for Seb Hopkins, who will be racing a 2022 Cayman 718 RS Clubsport.
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