Feathers Motorsport returns for full season of GT Cup action

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

The GT Cup class-winning race team Feathers Motorsport (FMS) will return to the British GT Cup for a full assault on the overall and GTH Class titles in 2023. The Northamptonshire-based organisation, which runs an Inspire Engineering-prepared version of the ultra-successful Aston Martin Vantage GT4, confirmed its return during the season launch ot Donington Park on Thursday.

FMS, which earned four victories and five further podiums in 2021, also features a refreshed driver line-up as 2019 Aston Martin Racing Academy winner Tom Canning joins FMS’s regular driver James Guess on a fulltime basis.

The 21-year-old, from Somerset, is no stranger to the team, having stood in for Darren Turner on a couple of occasions in 2021. Canning was also the first driver to clinch a championship in the multiple title-winning Vantage GT4 in 2019, and is vastly experienced with a car that he has raced extensively in the SRO GT4 European Series.

For Guess, FMS’s latest GT Cup campaign represents a wonderful opportunity to finally clinch the GT Cup title he’s coveted for some time, having finished runner-up in 2020 and then shone in the team’s first season with the Vantage.

Canning said: “I’ve really enjoyed racing for FMS in the past, and because of the way team is set-up, with its small friendly feel, I feel very much part of the project. All the elements are in place for us to have a strong season. James is fast team-mate, we know the Vantage can win, and Feathers, supported by Inspire Engineering, provide excellent cars to race with. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”

Guess, added: “We proved we can win with the Aston Martin on many occasions in 2021. It’s super exciting to be getting back behind the wheel for the first time in too long. The focus now is to make the most of this opportunity, which I’m grateful to Feathers Motorsport for providing, and I hope to be able to pay them back with championship success in 2023.”

Team Manager Simon Rose, said: “We’ve spent time carefully and deliberately planning our racing return and during that period we looked at various different arenas in which to compete – but in the end we chose to come back to the GT Cup. Not only is it a series we know and love, it’s also one that represents unfinished for Feathers Motorsport.

With the support we receive from Inspire Engineering, and the Aston Martin Vantage they will prepare as well as invaluable service from Aston Martin Racing, and two fine drivers, we have all the elements we need to put together an excellent campaign. That’s certainly the target!”

Source material - Feathers Motorsport

  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Technorati
  • Facebook
  • TwitThis
  • MySpace
  • LinkedIn
  • Live
  • Google
  • Reddit
  • Sphinn
  • Propeller
  • Slashdot
  • Netvibes