Warwick-based Macmillan Racing has announced that James Littlejohn will partner Jack Mitchell as the team prepare for its debut season in the GT3 class in the 2017 British GT Championship. Macmillan Racing will campaign an Aston Martin Vantage GT3.
Littlejohn, also Warwick-based, won the 2016 Radical European Masters title with nine wins over the course of 21 starts and also won the 2012 Radical UK Cup. He has experience in the LMP2 class in the European Le Mans Series, having driven for Greaves Motorsport and Murphy Prototypes in the 2014 European Le Mans Series, as well as extensive experience in historic racing.
“I couldn’t be more pleased,” said Team Principal David Macmillan. “James has a wealth of experience to bring to Macmillan Racing and being able to add him to our GT3 line-up is certain to bring massive benefits, as we make our debut in the class.”
James Littlejohn is delighted at the opportunity.
“The British GT Championship is arguably the country’s most competitive racing series and one that I’ve been eager to have a crack at,” said Littlejohn. “Macmillan Racing may be a new team but they’ve already proved they have what it takes and with the full back-up of Aston Martin Racing for 2017, I know we have the potential to spring a few surprises on the regular front-runners. The team was really welcoming when we tested together and it immediately felt like home. I can’t wait.”
Team Principal David Macmillan understands the challenges presented by the move up to GT3 and is confident the team have the structure to be competitive from the start.
”We’re not deluding ourselves,” said Macmillan. “We know GT3 is going to hugely competitive in 2017, with more new cars coming and different line-ups to be announced. But with the help of Aston Martin Racing and what we already have in place, I firmly believe we have what it takes to be right amongst the front-runners.”
The first round of the 2017 British GT season takes place at Oulton Park on April 15 – 17.