Fox Motorsport has announced that it will return to the British GT Championship in 2021 with a McLaren 570S GT4 to be piloted by Nick Halstead and Jamie Stanley.
Paul McNeilly’s Essex-based squad last contested the premier domestic GT series in 2019 when Michael Broadhurst and Mark Murfitt drove the team’s #11 Mercedes-AMG GT4 to 3rd place in the GT4 Pro-Am drivers standings.
Nick Halstead began his racing career in the 2017 Ginetta GT5 Challenge. Driving with Fox Motorsport and finished 3rd in the 2020 Ginetta GT4 Supercup.
Jamie Stanley has many years experience in GT racing, having won the British GT GT4 title in 2010 with Speedworks Motorsports. The Chester-based driver finished second in the GTC class at Silverstone round in 2020, piloting the #15 FF Corse Ferrari 488 Challenge entry alongside teammate Laurent de Meeus.
Nick Halstead is looking forward to making the step up to British GT with Fox Motorsport and Jamie Stanley.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to make my British GT debut this year,” said Halstead. “It’s not something I thought would be possible for 2021 but a situation developed so quickly that it went from a distant dream to a reality in just a couple of weeks.
“I absolutely love McLaren as a brand. I’ve supported their F1 team for decades, had a couple of their road cars and was one of the founders of the UK McLaren Owners’ Club, so to now be able to race a 570S GT3 in the UK’s leading GT championship is an amazing feeling.”
Jamie Stanley is excited at the opportunity to become the first two-time British GT GT4 champion and developing Nick Halstead as a driver.
“I’ve worked with Nick ever since he decided to go racing and chose Fox to help him move up the ladder,” said Stanley. ‘”He’s made huge progress in that time, as his many successes show, but this will definitely be his biggest test. It’s up to us to make sure he’s as well-prepared as can be and to give him everything he needs to thrive in the McLaren.”
The 2021 Intelligent Money British GT Championship gets underway at Brands Hatch on May 22 – 23.