R-Racing return to British GT with another dynamic young pairing aboard their Aston Martin GT4

Tuesday, February 28, 2023


A week or so after first intended, the Norfolk based R-Racing Aston Martin Racing powered team today confirmed their driver line that will this year carry on from where they left off within the British GT Championship.

Again competing with their AMR Vantage GT4, the Nathan Reed lead team will line up another fast, young duo to take on the overall GT4 Championship battle as well as their Silver Class as Josh Miller returns to the team to be partnered by the equally young and fast Seb Hopkins.

Partnered last season by Jamie Day, the R-Racing duo found themselves competing for not just their class title at the now annual “Donington Decider” but also that of the overall crown just to be thwarted at the end to finish second in Silver and third in the overall battle in what was still their first season of GT racing.

With Day now looking towards Europe for his 2023 endeavours, Miller returns to the British GT Championship and the R-Racing team to fine fettle and improve upon points missed last season with Hopkins who himself ran his first GT season last year within a Team Parker Racing Porsche in the championship.

Racing then with Jamie Orton, that duo finished eighth overall, seventh in class including two podium finishes at both Spa (behind Miller in Day) and then third at Brands Hatch (ahead of Miller and Day) to prove a point on pace and ability.

“There’s no two ways about it: Seb and I are gunning for the title this year,” said Miller, who enters his third season with R Racing. “2022 was great and I learned a lot but it was disappointing to miss out at the final round. We topped the standings at various points during that race but it just wasn’t to be when it mattered most. 

Now I want to finish the job, and in Seb I know I’ve found the ideal co-driver to do that. His 2022 championship position didn’t tell the whole story – his potential was clear to anyone paying close attention.”

Hopkins added: “Josh and R Racing did fantastically well in their debut season so I’m really excited by the prospect of joining them this year. Continuity is important, which we have through the team and Josh, but that year of experience in which I learned so much about sharing a car and managing GT3 traffic will also be crucial for me. There were a few podiums last year but missing out on the top step was, admittedly, frustrating. 

However, we also know consistency wins British GT titles, and I think that will be especially true this season if the class is as big and competitive as we’re expecting it to be.”

The season starts on its traditional Easter weekend date of the 8th and 10th April at Oulton Park.

Photo credits – Jacob Ebrey / R-Racing
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