The roar of the prancing horse returns to British GT as Sky Tempesta Racing gears up for the Silverstone 500 with their latest acquisition, the Ferrari 296 GT3. This marks a significant comeback for Ferrari in the series, which has seen a decline in the presence of the Italian marque in recent years.

Chris Froggatt, the 2023 Silver-Am runner-up, will be behind the wheel alongside former British GT racer Alexander West. The duo brings a blend of experience and ambition to the track, aiming to challenge their rivals in the Silver-Am class.

Ferraris have a rich history in British GT, but sightings of them have been rare lately. The last time a Ferrari competed in the championship was back in 2020 under the AF Corse banner, which now oversees Sky Tempesta’s entry.

Sky Tempesta Racing and Froggatt made waves last year with McLaren, but they’ve shifted gears, quite literally, for their title defense in the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS. Their recent fourth-place finish at Paul Ricard sets a promising tone for their British GT debut with the Ferrari 296 GT3.

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“I’m very happy to be back in the British GT paddock, and especially at my favorite British circuit,” said Froggatt, expressing his excitement for the upcoming race. “And I am also looking forward to sharing the 296 GT3 with Alex, who was on the opposite side of our British GT garage last year. I feel like we have a good foundation from which we can challenge the other Silver-Am crews.”

West echoed Froggatt’s sentiments, stating, “It is great being back in British GT for my favorite race of the season at Silverstone. Having previously raced the fantastic 488 GT3, I am really looking forward to trying the latest Ferrari with Sky Tempesta.”

Their return to British GT promises an intense battle, with a considerably larger GT3 Silver-Am field expected compared to previous events. With over 40 entries across the GT3 and GT4 classes, fans can expect thrilling action throughout the three-hour endurance race.

The excitement doesn’t stop there, as Sky Sports F1 will provide live coverage of the British GT, starting with qualifying on April 27 and culminating in the Silverstone 500 on Sunday. Viewers around the world can also catch the action on SRO’s GT World YouTube channel.


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