It’s been the busiest week yet ahead of the 2023 British GT Championship. No less than eight cars have been announced over the past seven days across six different teams.


➤ First off came the new Raceway team who bring a Ginetta G56 GT4 to the table. Not only this but they’ve signed 2017 GT4 champion, Stuart Middleton who clinched his title in the previous generation G55 GT4. Freddie Tomlinson also returns to the series alongside Middleton in what is set to be a highly competitive driver pairing.

Middleton makes British GT comeback with Tomlinson and series debutants Raceway

2 Seas announced their second entry with James Cottingham in the bright yellow DK Engineering Mercedes heading back for a second crack at the title. This time however the second-most-winning driver in series history, Jonny Adam will share the car with him. Albeit a slight change from his usual home at Aston Martin, Adam showed good pace during sporadic outings last season, even leading Snetterton Race 1 until a puncture scuppered any chance of victory.

Cottingham and Adam join forces for title tilt with 2 Seas

➤ After weeks of testing, Enduro Motorsport finally announced their 2023 plans. An unchanged driver lineup sets them in good stead for the year ahead in their updated McLaren. The 720s GT3 remains but now coupled with the new Evo kit the pairing aims to improve on their 3rd place standings from 2022.

Enduro reveals new look for unchanged British GT3 line-up

➤ Only hours later did we get the next announcement. Once again from Enduro Motorsport but this time a GT4 entry with the new McLaren Artura GT4. Series debutants Harry Nunn / Harry George face a steep learning curve in their first experience of GT competition but are more than ready for the challenge ahead.

Enduro expands to British GT4 with Nunn, George and McLaren

➤ 2022 GT Cup GTH champions are up next as James Wallis / Sam Maher-Loughnan are set to tackle the GT4 title in Britain’s premier GT championship. Teaming up with Drivetac and Track Focused, they will be looking for success off the bat. Wallis even has a British GT start to his name as he partnered Ed McDermott in the Motus One McLaren during 2022’s trip to Spa Francorchamps.

Drivetac and Track Focused unite for new GT4 programme with Wallis and Maher-Loughnan

➤ Arguably one of the most popular announcements so far comes from the father-son pairing of Richard / Sam Neary. Team Abba once again will run their first generation Mercedes AMG GT3 which embarks upon its seventh season of top-level competition. The strong pace towards the end of last season has already left them hungry for more, pending the ever-troublesome reliability issues have been solved.

Abba and Nearys return for 2023 Silver-Am challenge

➤ The penultimate announcement of the week came from Raceway as they announced a second Ginetta G56 GT4. 2022 GT Academy runner-up, Tom Holland will partner BTCC and Porsche Supercup runner, Michael Crees. Crees himself has previously seen success within Ginetta’s having won the GT4 Supercup am-class back in 2018.

Raceway’s second Ginetta G56 GT4 for Holland and Crees

➤ The final announcement of the week sees the first Porsche announced for 2023. Team Parker Racing have confirmed a Cayman GT4 in a very striking green and orange livery. 2020 gt4 champion, Daniel Vaughn makes his return to full-time racing alongside Zak Meakin who is a full year younger than anyone on the 2023 grid so far.

Both drivers have Porsche experience with Vaughn having spent two seasons in Carrera Cup GB whilst Meakin claimed four victories in the recent Porsche Sprint Challenge Southern Europe.

Former champ Vaughan makes British GT comeback with Meakin and Team Parker Racing

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➤ Whilst Team Abba gear up for another season of British GT competition, Sam Neary has been out testing in Marseille over the past week. The official GTWC Europe prologue took place at Paul Ricard with Neary representing the Grasser Racing Team in one of its two Huracan GT3 Evo2s.

➤7TSIX is set to enter GTWC Europe after a competitive season in British GT. No news has been announced regarding the driver lineup but they are planning to run their McLaren 720s GT3 once again.

➤ Optimum Motorsport is set to run a trio of British GT graduates for this year’s GTWC Europe endurance cup. Sam De Haan / Charlie Fagg / Dean MacDonald will pilot their McLaren 720s GT3 Evo within the gold cup class which commences on the 23rd of April at Monza.


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