2022 Intelligent Money British GT GT3 champion Ian Loggie is confident that he has a good chance of retaining his title for the forthcoming season, despite one of the most competitive grids ever seen in the senior category.
Loggie has switched teams from RAM Racing to 2 Seas Motorsport for 2023 but will still be driving a Mercedes-AMG GT3 alongside 2022 Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup champion Jules Gounon who has committed to every British GT round for the new season.
“I’d hate to say exactly how I would rate my chances but pretty high, I would say,” he said, when asked at the pre-season Media Day at Donington on April 14. “I think we’ve got a decent driver line-up. That said, the grid is full of amazing drivers so this year’s going to be tougher than last year.
“But like always, I don’t think you have to be the fastest – I think you have to be the most consistent, don’t make mistakes and use that experience. I’ve been doing this for God knows how many years now and a lot of it last year was down to not making mistakes.”
In order to maintain his race sharpness, Ian Loggie will again be contesting a large number of races, across different series, in 2023.
“Maybe not the full 80 races (we did last year) but we’ll be doing a lot,” said the Scottish driver. “I’ve done some Radical racing in Dubai, we’ve done Porsche Challenge in Europe so far and we’ve got quite a big test programme with Mercedes and there’s talk of GT Cup as well.
“The other guys, they’ve seen the amount of races that we did last year and I can see that everyone’s thinking the same thing. Guys like Morgan (Tillbrook), who’ll be right at the front, are doing a lot and if I don’t do the seat-time we might not be at the front.
“It’s a full-on challenge trying to make this happen and win (the title) twice but no one’s done it twice so hopefully I can do it.”
The 2023 Intelligent Money British GT Championship gets underway at Oulton Park on April 8 & 10.