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Tolman Motorsport Unveils British GT Championship McLaren 570S GT4 Livery (15.02.17)

Marton, Warwickshire-based Tolman Motorsport has unveiled the livery for its British GT Championship-bound McLaren 570S GT4.

Tolman Motorsport, which announced its plans for the 2017 British GT Championship in November last year, is the first customer team for the McLaren 570S GT4 which was launched in March 2016.

Mark Pattison and his driver coach Joe Osborne will campaign the car which was presented via social media in a distinctive ‘stealth bomber’ matt grey livery with purple highlights to the rear wing and diffuser, front splitter, mirror supports and design detail on the body. Adding to the military aviation theme were the air intake warning signs on the doors.

(Photo: Tolman Motorsport)
(Photo: Tolman Motorsport)

The car will be seen in public for the first time at the British GT Championship Media Day, the traditional launch for the new season, which will be held at Snetterton on March 28.

The British GT Championship opens at Oulton Park on April 15 – 17.

RJN Motorsport Announces 2017 British GT Campaign With UltraTek Racing And Nissan 370Z GT4s (09.02.17)

Didcot, Oxfordshire-based RJN Motorsport has announced that it will contest the 2017 British GT Championship with a pair of Nissan 370Z GT4s racing under the UltraTek Racing banner.

For the past two seasons UltraTek Racing has campaigned Lotus Evora GT4s, finishing in 10th place in the 2015 GT4 Teams Standings.

Long-standing UltraTek drivers Richard Taffinder and Martin Plowman will share driving duties while Tim Eakin will be joined by British GT newcomer Kelvin Fletcher in the sister car.

UltraTek Racing’s entries will see the Nissan brand appearing on the British GT Championship grid for the first time since 2014.

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Academy Motorsport Confirms 2017 British GT Championship GT4 Entry With Nicoll-Jones And Moore (07.02.17)

Academy Motorsport has confirmed that it will contest the 2017 British GT Championship with its Aston Martin Vantage GT4 driven by Matt Nicoll-Jones and Will Moore. The team has also entered the GT4 European Series Northern Cup.

Will Moore first raced with Academy Motorsport in 2014 when he competed in the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup and the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge. He contested the 2015 British GT Championship with Academy Motorsport in the Aston Martin Vantage GT4. Last season, partnered with Ryan Ratcliffe, he drove the Optimum Motorsport Audi R8 LMS GT3 in the premier national GT championship.

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Team HARD-Run Autoaid/RCIB Insurance Racing Announces Caine And Newbould For Second GT4 Entry In 2017 British GT Championship (01.02.17)

Kent-based Team HARD has announced that Michael Caine and Mike Newbould will drive its second Ginetta G55 GT4 entry in the 2017 British GT Championship.

Michael Caine has extensive GT experience stretching back to 2001 and, along with team mate Daniele Perfetti, was British GT Champion in 2012, driving the Motorbase Porsche 997 GT3 R. Caine last drove in the British GT championship in 2014 when he drove the Oman Racing Team Aston Martin Vantage GT3 to second place in the GT3 Drivers Championship with fellow driver Ahmad Al Harthy. Last season Caine competed in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.

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track-club Announces GT4 Entry In 2017 British GT Championship (11.01.17)

Huntingdon-based track-club, part of track-group, has announced that it will contest the 2017 British GT Championship with its new McLaren 570S GT4. Adam Balon and Adam Mackay will form the driver line-up.

This will be track-club’s first full-season entry into the premier national GT racing championship, having previously entered its Lotus Evora GT4 at Spa-Francorchamps in 2015.

Although Adam Balon and Adam Mackay have not been team-mates in the same car before, they have competed against each other as part of the same team in the Lotus Cup UK in 2016, a factor that Team Principal Stephen Docherty believes will be significant this season.

“As a team they work well together,” said Docherty. “”They spent the season competing against each other in a Lotus but, within the same team, from the outset they were sharing data and working on finding pace.”

Adam Mckay has been part of the Ecurie Ecosse Young Driver Programme and is the reigning Lotus Cup Supersport champion.

“I’m really excited about the opportunity to race with Adam in 2017”, said Mckay. “Adam and I competed against each other in Lotus Cup UK last season and alongside each other at the Creventic Silverstone 24 Hours in April, so we’ve build a strong and understanding relationship over the course of 2016.”

Team Principal Stephen Docherty said, “Adam Mackay is, I believe, a really exciting prospect. As a team we have had a lot of talented drivers to work with us and he’s as good as anyone I’ve seen.”

“Adam Balon is a very disciplined driver intelligent driver who rarely makes mistakes that compromise the car,” continued Docherty. “The additional level of competition that the British GT Championship brings will really motivate him to continue his development and I think he’ll be one of the top amateurs in GT4.”

The British GT Championship season opens at Oulton Park on April 15 – 17 with the Media Day to be held on March 28 at Snetterton.

Autoaid/RCIB Insurance Racing Announces Fuller And Webster For 2017 British GT Campaign (04.01.17)

Team HARD-run Autoaid/RCIB Insurance Racing has announced that Howard Fuller and Sam Webster will contest the 2017 British GT Championship in the GT4 class, driving one of the team’s Ginetta G55 GT4s.

Fuller is no stranger to the Strood-based 2016 GT4 champions, having competed in the British Touring Car Championship and the VW Racing Cup with the team.

Although Sam Webster made his British GT debut in 2016, driving alongside Jamie Stanley in the Fox Motorsport Ginetta G55 GT4 at the final round at Donington Park, 2017 will be Dorset-born young driver’s first full year of car racing.

Both Fuller and Webster are excited at the prospect of challenging for GT4 honours in proven race-winning machinery.

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