Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography
Mark Murfitt and Michael Broadhurst will return for a second season in the British GT Championship with Fox Motorsport.
Pro-Am Murfitt and Broadhurst, who finished sixth in the 2018 Pro-Am standings, will drive the Maldon, Essex-based team’s Mercedes-AMG GT4, presented in a livery that will be chosen by the championship’s fans.
Mark Murfitt, in only his third season of racing, is looking forward to the 2019 British GT Championship.
“The 2018 British GT season was a bit of an eye-opener for me,” said Murfitt. “For only my second season of racing, I was extremely impressed by not only the level of competition in GT4, but also by the professionalism of the series as a whole on race weekends and the ability it gave us to spread awareness of Murfitt Industries to the the motorsport audience.”
The most pleasing thing, however, was my own progress,” continued Mark Murfitt. “Michael and the Fox team helped me develop my driving in the areas that needed it and we were consistently challenging for GT4 Pro-Am poles by mid-season. We’ll carry everything we’ve learned into the new season and aim to take ourselves to the next level.”
Michael Broadhurst is looking at 2019 as the year he and Mark Murfitt become GT4 Pro-Am champions.
“It is a privilege to be returning to the British GT Championship in 2019 to build on what we achieved last year and take things to the next level,” said Broadhurst. “In 2018, our first year with the Mercedes-AMG GT4, we showed glimpses of our potential and we aim to capitalise on the experience we gained by launching a bid for the GT4 Pro-Am title.”
Team Principal Paul McNeilly is giving fans a chance the opportunity to vote for their choice of livery for the 2019 entry.
“We’ve generally had a fantastic response from British GT fans so we wanted to give an opportunity to feel a bit closer to the action this year by asking them to choose our livery,” said Paul McNeilly. “The four designs from Hype Creative all look superb, so we’re confident of having the most striking-looking car on the grid in any case,”
The 2019 British GT Championship opens at Outon Park on April 20 – 22