Two classes currently compete in the British GT Championship: GT3 and GT4. A consolidation of GT regulations and significant manufacturer support saw British GT first introduce the GT3 class in 2005. And from 2006 the category mirrored FIA Group GT3 and used near-identical regulations to the FIA GT3 European Championship.
The SRO GT4 class was adopted in 2008 intended as a development class towards GT3. Regulations governing GT4 ensure the cars more closely resemble their road-going counterparts than GT3 machines, to control cost.
Chris started racing in 2018 in the Ginetta G40 Cup, and in 2019 he finished 1st in the championship. The following year he moved up to the Ginetta GT4 SuperCup where he achieved 2nd place in his first season. In 2021 he joined Century Motorsport in the British GT Championship in the BMW GT4 and continues with us in 2022.
Q. What’s your ultimate goal in racing?
A. I don’t really have a target, I came into the sport incredibly late in life, at the age of 27. I’m now 30 and racing in the highest level of GT racing the country has to offer. I genuinely don’t know how much further I could go, so to please Gustav I’ll say, replace Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes in 2023!
Q. What was the first car you owned?
A. First road legal car, Ford Fiesta Zetec S, but first car I owned was a field car, Rover Metro Westminster Edition. It came with the sweet optional extra of no suspension on the right-hand side. Safe to say it may have gone through a few fences when honing my craft!
Q. Do you have a favourite circuit?
A. Zandvoort! Absolutely love the place, was lucky to be crowed “King of Zandvoort” in 2019 when racing in Ginetta G40 Cup there.
Michael’s first foray into motorsport was in 2019 when he finished as runner-up in the want2race? Ginetta scholarship. And up to 2021 he had only done 3 race weekends; two in the GRDC and one in the G40 Cup, with a best finish of 3rd in his first ever race in the GRDC.
Q. Could you give a random fact about yourself?
A. As a summer job at home in the Highlands between university semesters, I was a fisherman in the North Sea. Yep.
Q. What is your ultimate goal in racing?
A. To competitively race a GT3 car would be incredible.
David is the owner of the Aston Martin Vantage AMR, which he races alongside Bradley Ellis in British GT. He started racing in 2018 in the GT Cup with Century Motorsport. Starting in the Ginetta G55 he achieved 2nd place in class in his maiden entry.
In 2021 he moved up to race with the Aston Martin, entering both the GT Cup for the season, and one race in British GT. At the start of 2022 he also joined Century in the Middle East, taking part in the Gulf 12 Hours which has given him a taste for endurance racing.