GT4 Teams and Drivers champions HHC Motorsport has announced that it will campaign two cars in the GT4 class of the 2018 British GT Championship.
Ginetta GT4 Supercup champion Callum Pointer will be joined by Ginetta Junior Rookie of the year, Patrick Matthiesen in a Silver Cup-entered Ginetta G55 GT4.
In the sister car 2017 BTCC driver and 2016 Ginetta GT4 Supercup vice-champion Will Burns will partner Mike Newbould in the Pro/Am entry.
Talking to Motorsport News, team manager Charlie Kemp described how he felt with the new driver line-ups announced for 2018.
“We’re really excited about British GT for next season and we’ve definitely got two driver line-ups that can impress,” said Kemp. “In Callum we have a very proven young driver, who’s coming into British GT knowing the G55 inside-out but from a sprint race format. Patrick we ran to the Ginetta Junior Rookie title in 2015 and we know his pace. He’s brining endurance racing experience so together they should be right at the front.”
Callum Pointer is looking forward to the season ahead.
“It’s a shame we didn’t get a spot on the grid last year but things came about too late,” said the young British driver who scored two victories on his way to the 2017 Ginetta GT4 Supercup title. “But this year HHC proved what they could do and we’ve got two cars to try and make this year even bigger and even better.”
“This year still worked out for me,” continued Pointer. “I felt I proved something with the GT4 Supercup title this year and I’ve improved as a driver again because of that. Consistency is what paid for me this year and that’s the key in British GT – bringing the car home.”
“I’ve still got things to learn, and the full GT4 cars have a bit more torque but less overall aero grip because of the smaller wing and splitter changes, so there will be an adaption. But I’m confident Patrick and I can be a great partnership.”
The 2018 British GT Championship opens at Oulton Park on March 31 – April 2.