Former British GT champion, Seb Morris, is set to make a return to the series, teaming up with Charles Dawson for their GT4 debut with Team Parker Racing. The duo will be driving the same Mercedes-AMG they campaigned in GT Cup last season.

Morris, who clinched the GT3 title back in 2017, aims to become only the second driver to secure both overall class crowns, following in the footsteps of Rick Parfitt Jnr. Parfitt notably claimed his GT3 title alongside Morris and Team Parker Racing.

The 28-year-old Morris was previously part of Bentley’s factory roster, but after limited opportunities following the program’s closure in 2020, he now returns to British GT, marking his first full championship since 2020. Reflecting on his return, Morris expressed excitement about partnering with Dawson, emphasizing the competitiveness of GT4 racing.

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“I’m looking forward to doing a full championship, and my first since 2020 when I was with Bentley, so it’ll be nice to get the season underway with a very quick Am in Charles. I think we’ll hit the ground running as Charles is doing a winter series to prepare and get some seat time, as well as to help him continue to progress with his race craft.

“The first person to win both GT3 and GT4 was my former team-mate, so it would be funny to do it the other way around. However, to be honest, GT4 is just as hard, if not harder, than GT3 to win a race in. It’s so incredibly competitive and we’re going to be up against a lot of quick Silvers and some very good, established Pro-Am pairings.

“The good thing is I’ve won the championship overall with Team Parker and it’s going to basically be the same team around us, which was important in my decision to take Charles there. The building blocks are there, I know how good the team will be, I know how good the car will be, and I know how good we’ll be. If we get everything right, learn throughout the season, and have no big mistakes, there’s no reason why we can’t do it all over again.”

Dawson, who re-entered motorsport in 2022 after a hiatus, echoed Morris’s sentiments, highlighting the significance of the move to British GT. Despite a disrupted preparation due to injury last year, Dawson is optimistic about the opportunities ahead.

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“Moving to the British GT Championship is a really important step in a long-term career,” he said. “Last year my preparation was a bit curtailed as I fractured my back at Monza in April, but still, I think it was important to maximise what we did on the weekends I had with Seb in GT Cup, and we did that, but there’s still a lot of work to do.

“I’m very lucky to be able to do what I’m doing, and I can’t help but dream of competing in some of the bigger races like the Daytona and Spa 24 Hours, and moving into GT3, but I’m not in a rush. I’ve only been doing this for two years so there’s plenty of time to make that next step.”

Team Parker Racing, known for its successful association with Porsche in recent years, is gearing up for the upcoming season with the Mercedes-AMG. The team previously clinched the GT4 Pro-Am title in 2018 with Nick Jones and Scott Malvern behind the wheel.

The full-season entry list for British GT is set to be unveiled during the media day on March 12, with the season kicking off at Oulton Park on Easter Bank Holiday Weekend.


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