The 2023 Intelligent Monet British GT season kicks off on the 8th of April with the now traditional double-header at Oulton Park.
Building upon the success of last year, several teams and drivers have already announced their intentions to compete for the overall crown on the UK’s best circuits.
➤ The 2023 calendar has already been announced with only one change to take notice of. The usual overseas trip to Spa has been done away with thanks to the F1 date chance forcing a host of revisions amongst other series. This has also affected British GT who instead have taken the decision to head to Portimao and the Autodromo do Algarve instead.
➤ Announcements have been plentiful, especially considering we’re only just into February. The first of which came from reigning GT Cup champions, Orange Racing who will complete their first full season. An impressive appearance at last years Donington decider left us with no doubt that they would make a full season assault for 2023. The driver lineup remains unchanged with Simon Orange / Michael O’Brien piloting the McLaren 720s GT3.
➤ Next up came Team BRIT also with an unchanged lineup. Aaron Morgan / Bobby Trundley wheeled their McLaren 570s GT4 to an overall podium finish last year at Spa. Not only this but impressive pace from the duo leaves them ones to watch within pro-am for the upcoming season.
➤ Greystone GT were next to announce their plans. After sporadic outings in 2022, Andrey Borodin will complete the full season with co-driver Oliver Webb who himself is commencing his first-ever full season of British GT competition. The blue and orange McLaren 720s GT3 is sure to stand out on track amongst the fierce competition.
➤ Known for their success in Porsche Carrera Cup GB, Toro Verde have also been moving up the Ginetta ladder over the past two years. Initially competing within the GT5 challenge before moving up to the GT Academy for 2022. This season sees them move to the premier class in GT4 with the new G56 GT4. The ever-flamboyant Ian Duggan / James Townsend will pilot the car in an AM/AM pairing in what is most certainly the most vibrant livery of 2023.
➤ Barwell Motorsport will once again run two cars this year. The brand new Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo2 being their choice of fancy. Sandy Mitchell will once again run for the time but this time with British GT veteran, Shaun Balfe as his co-driver. This is already looking to be a formidable lineup with several wins between the two drivers.
The sister car will feature last year’s Assetto Motorsport pairing of Mark Sansom / Will Tregurtha after their impressive debut in GT3 last year.
➤ A new team will make their British GT debut come 2023 with DTO Motorsport announcing a full season campaign. Running the most recent Ginetta Junior champions, Aston Millar / Josh Rowledge with the former having finished third in last year’s Ginetta GT4 Supercup, also with DTO. They bring the new McLaren Artura GT4 to the UK for its first season of competition having replaced the ever-popular 570s GT4.
➤ Former series champions Andrew Howard / Ross Gunn make their full time return to British GT. After a handful of outings over the past two seasons, the duo have brought the Beechdean Aston Martin Vantage GT3 back for a full title campaign. Howard himself a former two time GT3 champion whilst Gunn has claimed GT4 honours back in 2015. They will be looking to bring the Aston Martin back to the top of the British GT field.
➤ The latest announcement comes courtesy of Century Motorsport. One of the British GT’s longest serving teams, they will once again run a pair of GT4 BMW’s. However this time the new M4 GT4 will make it’s British debut. The cars have already seen action and have claimed silverware at the annual Dubai 24 Hours in January with it’s British GT drivers taking the helm.
Chris Salkeld returns for his third season for the squad and will be joined by GT Academy graduate, Michael Johnston. The sister car meanwhile will be piloted by Carl Cavers / Lewis Plato. This particular pairing have spent the past two years racing together in GT Cup and the British Endurance Championship with several class victories to their name.
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