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Storage 59 returns to McLaren for 2022 GT3 campaigns

The British squad has revealed that it’s going to subject a pair of McLaren 720S GT3s within the two-weekend Asian Le Mans Sequence in February and can proceed with the brand new vehicles for additional GT3 campaigns by the 12 months that might be introduced at a later date.

Storage 59 group principal Andrew Kirkaldy mentioned: “Storage 59 has a wealthy historical past with McLaren and it’s nice to be again with them for 2022.

“The 720S regarded very promising all through final 12 months, so we’re actually wanting ahead to getting on the market with ours and going racing.”

Storage 59, which took its title from the race variety of the 1995 Le Mans 24 Hours-winning McLaren F1 GTR, received the 2016 Blancpain GT Sequence Endurance Cup with a McLaren 650S GT3 shared by Shane van Gisbergen, Rob Bell and Come Ledogar.

The automobile, like its MP4-12C GT3 predecessor courting again to 2011, was developed by Storage 59 sister firm CRS GT underneath licence from McLaren’s sportscar-manufacturing division.

McLaren Automotive subsequently break up with CRS after opting to develop the GT3 model of the 720S in-house for 2019.

That resulted in a change for that season to the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 by Storage 59, which went on to win the Professional-Am class of the 2020 BGTS Endurance Cup with group co-owners Chris Goodwin and Alexander West.

Chris Goodwin, Andrew Kirkaldy, Garage 59 Racing

Chris Goodwin, Andrew Kirkaldy, Storage 59 Racing

Picture by: Storage 59 Racing

The group has but to announce drivers for its Asian marketing campaign over the 2 double-header weekends in Dubai and Abu Dhabi on 11/12 and 19/20 February respectively, which have attracted a 25-car entry in the GT class.

Its driver roster throughout a pair of Aston Martins for the 2021 ALMS included Marvin Kirchhofer, who was announced as a McLaren factory driver earlier this month.

Storage 59’s line-ups for Asia and its full 2022 programme might be introduced within the New 12 months.

The group entered two vehicles within the GTWCE enduros in 2021, one within the Silver Cup and one within the Professional-Am class, in addition to taking third place general on the Spa 24 Hours blue riband on a one-off with a semi-works entry shared by manufacturing unit drivers Nicki Thiim, Marco Sorensen and Ross Gunn.

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