Storage 59 returns to British GT with full-season GT3 entries - Motor Informed

Storage 59 returns to British GT with full-season GT3 entries

Andrew Kirkaldy’s workforce gained the 2016 Blancpain GT Collection Endurance Cup outright with the McLaren 650S GT3 and returned to the marque in 2022 to run its 720S after three years with Aston Martin.

The season yielded the Professional Am title within the GTWCE Dash Cup with Dean Macdonald and Miguel Ramos, whose ends in the Endurance Cup made him the general GTWCE Professional Am champion, whereas the workforce additionally completed an in depth second on its sole British GT outing on the Silverstone 500 with Alexander West and manufacturing unit McLaren racer Marvin Kirchhofer.

West and Kirchhofer will now contest the total British GT season within the upgraded evo-spec McLaren GT3, with a second automotive run below the Sky Tempesta banner for collection race winner Kevin Tse and Chris Froggatt.

It marks the primary full-season marketing campaign within the UK for the Brackley squad since 2017, when it ran two McLaren 570S GT4s and took victory at Snetterton with Sandy Mitchell and Cairan Haggerty.

“British GT is a brand new problem for me,” stated Kirchhofer.

“It’s at all times thrilling for a driver to get out on tracks that you’re not accustomed to and I will likely be doing numerous that as I solely know Silverstone and Manufacturers Hatch.

“Alex has proven some very sturdy performances so I hope we will problem for wins.

“I believe we confirmed within the Silverstone 500 final 12 months that we have now the tempo as we got here very near profitable that race. We should always have a very good season!”

Alexander West / Marvin Kirchoefer - Garage 59 McLaren 720S GT3

Alexander West / Marvin Kirchoefer – Storage 59 McLaren 720S GT3

Picture by: JEP / Motorsport Images

Storage 59 can even contest the total GTWCE Endurance season with a Professional class entry as a part of a three-car assault, marking its first prime class assault because it completed third within the 2021 Spa 24 Hours as a works Aston workforce fielding Maro Sorensen, Nicki Thiim and Ross Gunn.

Kirchhofer will share its Professional entry with Benjamin Goethe and Nicolai Kjærgaard, who will race collectively within the Dash Cup.

Ramos in the meantime will enter the total season within the Bronze Cup alongside Henrique Chaves, with Louis Prette becoming a member of for Endurance Cup rounds, whereas Froggatt is joined by common companions Jonathan Hui and Eddie Cheever Jr for an Endurance-only programme additionally within the Bronze Cup.

In the meantime, British GT rival Barwell Motorsport has entered 2020 champion Rob Collard, 2021 champion Dennis Lind and two-time GT3 Professional Am champion Adam Balon in a Professional Am Cup GTWCE Endurance entry with its upgraded Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO2.

It had beforehand introduced Mitchell and Shaun Balfe will join Will Tregurtha and Mark Sansom in its two-car roster for British GT.

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