The McLaren Driver Development Programme (DDP), which was scheduled to field Katie Milner, Michael Benyahia, Harry Hayek and Alain Valente in the 2020 Intelligent Money British GT Championship with Tolman Motorsport, is set to resume in 2021.
Milner, Benyahia, Hayek and Valente will drive with Team Rocket RJN for the forthcoming season, campaigning the McLaren 570S GT4.
Team Rocket RJN is a partnership formed in 2019 between Bob Neville’s RJN Motorsport and team co-owners Chris Buncombe and Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button. The team entered a McLaren 720S GT3 in the 2020 British GT Championship, in which Michael O’Brien and World’s Fastest Gamer James Baldwin enjoyed a highly successful season, finishing third in the GT3 Silver Cup Drivers standings.
Team co-owner Chris Buncombe is delighted that, in only the team’s second season, it is now part of the McLaren DDP.
“Announcing our involvement with the McLaren Driver Development Programme is a fantastic way to begin our second season as a McLaren Customer Racing team,” said the 2018 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Pro-Am champion. “We’re also looking forward to expanding into the Intelligent Money Championship’s GT4 class following a hugely successful debut campaign with the McLaren 720S GT3, which powered James Baldwin and Michael O’Brien to third place in the Silver Cup standings.
“With the 2021 season on track to get underway in late Spring we’re confident that our highly talented young drivers will be a force to be reckoned with in the McLaren 570S GT4.”
The 2021 Intelligent Money British GT Championship is scheduled to get underway at Brands Hatch on May 22 – 23.