Nick Jones and Scott Malvern have announced that they will contest the 2017 British GT Championship in in their Team Parker Racing-run Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport.
Jones and Parker intended to run the full 2016 season in the Porsche but, due to delivery problems, were unable to get the car out until the Silverstone round. Even at that round the care was lacking the full ‘MR’ kit necessary for it to be fully competitive.
However for the new season the duo will have the car ready with the full MR kit from the first round at Oulton Park on April 15 – 17.
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Desford, Leicestershire-based Team Parker Racing has announced that its 2016 driver pairing of Rick Parfitt Jnr and Seb Morris, who took the team to third place in both the GT3 Teams and Drivers Championships, will be back in the Bentley Continental GT3 for 2017.
The pair had a very successful debut season together in 2016 with a victory at Oulton Park, four pole positions and five podium finishes. They return for 2017 with a new sponsor and livery as part of an expanded two-car line-up that also features Ian Loggie and Callum Macleod.
21-year old Morris has his sights firmly set on the 2017 GT3 title.
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Leicester-based Team Parker Racing has announced that it will campaign two full-season Bentley GT3 entries in the 2017 British GT Championship.
The Bentley Continental GT3 first appeared on the British GT grid in 2016 and quickly became a fan-favourite with committed driving from Rick Parfitt Jnr and Seb Morris leading to a third place season finish in the GT3 Drivers and Teams Championship.
Ian Loggie and Callum Macleod will join forces for the new season as the first Team Parker Racing driver announcements were made on March 1. Loggie and Macleod have experience in the Bentley Continental GT3 in both the 2016 Blancpain GT Series and two outings in the British GT Championship last year.
Gloucester-resident Macleod began his driving career in karts in 2000 and has won the 2007 Formula Ford Great Britain championship and the 2009 European F3 Open Championship. He and Loggie have been regular driving partners since 2015, a year that saw them take the top step of the podium in the Total 24 Hours of Spa Am Cup, driving the Team Parker Racing Audi R8 LMS Ultra.
“We’ve run different programmes in the past but will only be competing in British GT this year,” said Macleod. “The tracks are closer and more accessible for testing, but the format is better from an amateur’s perspective. Blancpain is more geared towards the Pros, whereas in British GT the Ams play an equal role in qualifying, spend more time in the car and also start most of the races. It’s a great fit.”
Ian Loggie is equally motivated by the opportunities offered by the highly competitive Bentley Continental GT3.
“I am really excited to be racing again on home soil and again driving such a fantastic car as well as being associated with such an iconic brand as Bentley,” said Loggie
The opening round of the 2017 British GT Championship takes place at Oulton Park on April 15 – 17 with the free-to-enter Media Day to launch the new season being held at Snetterton on March 28.
Team Parker Racing with its #31 Bentley Continental GT3, driven by Seb Morris and Rick Parfitt Jnr, claimed its fourth pole position of the 2016 British GT Championship season at a rain-affected Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.
The #79 Black Bull Ecurie Ecosse McLaren 650S GT3 driven by Alasdair McCaig and Rob Bell looked the likely contender for GT3 pole after McCaig put in a storming lap in the Am section of qualifying. However Morris, in the #31 Team Parker Racing Bentley Continental GT3, put in a 2:18.782 in the Pro section of qualifying which, ultimately, earned the team pole position. Morris put in his time ahead of sharp rain shower in Sector 2 through which Bell in the #79 car had to take extra care, preventing the #79 car from challenging again for the top spot.
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The Team Parker Racing driving duo of Rick Parfitt Jnr and Seb Morris took pole for the fifth round of the 2016 British GT Championship at Silverstone.
Hot on the team’s first victory at Oulton Park last time out, both Parfitt and Morris drove superbly in the #31 Team Parker Racing Bentley Continental GT3 to take pole by less than two tenths of a second from the #6 Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracán GT3 of Liam Griffin and Alexander Sims.
Parfitt Jnr had set a 2:02.754 in the first ten minute qualifying session, narrowly beating Griffin the #6 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 who set a 2:02.806. Will Moore in the #14 Optimum Motorsport Audi R8 LMS was third quickest with a 2:03.096. Continue reading Team Parker Racing Take Pole For British GT At Silverstone
The #31 Team Parker Racing Bentley Continental GT3 won a lights-to-flag victory in Round Four of the 2016 British GT Championship at the hands of Seb Morris and Rick Parfitt Jnr.
Second was the #79 Black Bull Ecurie Ecosse McLaren 650S GT3 driven by Alasdair McCaig and Rob Bell. Completing the GT3 podium was the #33 Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracán with Phil Keen and Jon Minshaw at the wheel.
In GT4 Mike Robinson and Graham Johnson took their second class win of the weekend in the #50 PMW World Expo Racing / Optimum Motorsport Ginetta G55 GT4 ahead of the #60 Ebor GT Motorsport Maserati GT MC GT4 driven by Abbie Eaton and Marcus Hoggarth. Third in class was the #75 RCIB INSURANCE RACING #75 Ginetta G55 GT4 with the driver pairing of Aaron Mason and Rob Barrable. Mason was making his British GT debut this weekend at Oulton Park. Continue reading Morris And Parfitt Take First Victory Of The Season For Team Parker Racing In British GT