Front running British GT Championship pairing Jon Minshaw and Phil Keen will be racing their third different type of car in three years as they jump behind a Lamborghini in 2016.
Specifically a Barwell Motorsport run Lamborghini Huracan GT3, the distinctive green and red Demon Tweeks livery will be present on the Italian supercar as Minshaw and Keen look to push towards the British GT title.
They will hope the V10 engined supercar will help them carry on the form they showed in the second half of this season as a number of podiums made up for a first half of 2015 in which their BMW Z4 GT3 didn’t perform to its full potential.
Now the pair will hope their new car, entered under the banner of Barwell Motorsport racing with Demon Tweeks, will give them a platform to push for the title – especially with Barwell receiving Lamborghini Squadra Corse support in running the cars.
Minshaw, who has already tested a Huracan GT3 at Vallelunga, said: “I’m really glad to be back with Barwell in one of their new Lamborghini Huracans. British GT is probably the best national championship in Europe, and this year Phil and I will be going all out to try and win the title.”
That was echoed by Keen who will get his first taste of the car in the new year: “It’s great to be back on board with Barwell and to partner Jon again in BGT. The start of 2015 wasn’t kind to us, so I’m hoping we can set off where we left of at the end of the season. I feel Jon is one of the best Ams on the grid and with Barwell behind us we will be aiming for the title in 2016..!”
Barwell Motorsport will be running two Lamborghinis in 2016 with negotiations on who will be driving the second car on-going. However, Autosport reported that Ecurie Ecosse (which was run by Barwell) pairing Alexander Sims and Marco Attard are unlikely to be featuring in the Lamborghini because of a number of clashes with Sims’ factory BMW commitments.
Although, team boss Mark Lemmer isn’t focussing on that just yet, instead looking forward to the pairing Barwell have already signed: “I am delighted to welcome Jon & Phil back for 2016. If we can carry their late season form from this year into next season then they will certainly be strong title challengers. In his first test Jon took to the Huracan GT3 like a duck to water, and he was straight on the pace!”