Silverstone-based outfit RAM Racing is gearing up for an exciting new chapter in the British GT series as it switches from a decade-long partnership with Mercedes-AMG to embrace the power of BMW. Despite the significant change, the team’s driver lineup will remain consistent, with John Ferguson and Raffaele Marciello set to continue their successful partnership in the upcoming season.
The move marks RAM Racing’s first transition to a new manufacturer since joining the British GT grid in 2015. The team’s shift to the BMW M4 GT3 is expected to bring fresh challenges and opportunities, building on their successful history with Mercedes-AMG machinery.
Ferguson, entering his fourth successive British GT campaign and third in the GT3 ranks, is optimistic about the team’s prospects. Reflecting on last season’s victory at Snetterton, he expressed confidence in the decision to switch to the BMW M4, citing its championship-winning performance in the previous season.
Marciello, widely regarded as one of the best GT3 drivers globally, is set to balance his British GT commitments with an ambitious campaign in the FIA World Endurance Championship’s LMDh class. His competitive debut in the BMW M4 GT3 is scheduled for the Repco Bathurst 12 Hour next month.
“I’m really happy to be back in British GT with John and RAM Racing,” said Marciello. “It’s a big year ahead, being my first as a BMW M works driver, and there’s a lot to learn. It will be a big challenge for myself and the team to switch from the Mercedes-AMG to the BMW M4 GT3, and to find the right setups for the tracks. I’m expecting big things for us in British GT this season.”
Adding further depth to RAM Racing’s lineup is the signing of Keith Cheetham, a seasoned driver with multiple British GT titles at the helm of the Trackspeed squad. Cheetham’s inclusion is part of a broader technical overhaul as RAM Racing prepares for its official debut with BMW machinery during British GT’s media day at Donington Park on March 12.
The eagerly anticipated season kicks off at Oulton Park on the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend, scheduled for March 30 and April 1.
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