Counting down to the British GT Media Day

Friday, March 24, 2017

The 2017 British GT Championship hits the tracks for the first time next week in its collective form with its annual Media Day presentation, again at Snetterton, Norfolk next Tuesday (28th March).

With a couple of other European series also winding up to the start of their respective season over this week and next forcing their attendance else where, a slightly reduced entry list for Tuesday’s event has therefore been published.

With a small reduction to the total number of season long entries overall, the Media Day test will however see a significant reduction in the number of Aston Martin Racing platforms being entered, down to just 5 cars – three in GT3 and two in GT4. That equates to a net loss of three GT3’s and three GT4’s compared to the height of last season.

TF Sport return with their quartet of drivers they supported last year with 2016 GT3 Champions Jonny Adam and Derek Johnston in the #1 car and Mark Farmer and Jon Barnes back in the #11. Both cars will be again competing in the Pro/Am championship and although present at the test, both cars will not be running on track.

2017 sees last year’s newcomers, MacMillan Racing move up to the V12 Vantage GT3 platform for the first time with the #24 car for team returnee Jack Mitchell with series returnee James Littlejohn who are entered into the series Silver Cup.

That car will be supported by the return of the team’s #42 V8 Vantage GT4 for Will Phillips, as he swaps from the Ginetta platform and young Dane Jan Jonck as he steps up from single seaters.

Last but certainly no means least, we shall see the return to the series of the Academy Motorsport V8 Vantage GT4 with Will Moore stepping back down to the GT4 platform with the team he raced with in 2015 after a disappointing season last year in an Audi R8 GT3. He shares the #62 car with team boss Matt Nichol-Jones.

Of course, Tuesday’s event is not just for the benefit of the accredited series media as the does also include three, one hour test sessions on track for both the GT and British F3 entry.

Track action starts at 09.00 through till lunch and again from 14.00 till 17.30 and entry is FREE

The first round of the British GT Championship is over the Easter weekend of the 15th and 17th April at Oulton Park.

Photo credits - Jacob Ebrey / AMR / Academy / BGT
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