Former GP3 racer Seb Morris has made a move into GTs as he joins Rick Parfitt Jnr in the Team Parker Racing Bentley Continental GT3.
20-year-old Morris, a Ginetta Junior Champion in the past, will join Team Parker Racing in their first Bentley assault on the British GT Championship as a factory-backed team.
Morris, who looked to be climbing the single-seater ranks very effectively, elected to take the step into GT racing after being faced with ever higher costs of progressing his open-wheel career.
He said: “I really am so excited to be making the move into GT racing this year, it is an absolutely fantastic development for my career to be joining Team Parker Racing in the team’s first year working with Bentley. Hopefully this will prove to be the start of a very fruitful GT career, I’m elated to be associated with the famous ‘Bentley Boys’.
“Whatever we did this year, I wanted to be in the best possible car to get back to winning ways and I’ll definitely have that in British GT. Bentley obviously want to win, Parker want to win and I really want to win again – this is the perfect deal. Everyone is really energised and excited by this and I have a very good feeling about the partnership going forward.”
Also excited by the announcement is Team Parker Racing boss Stuart Parker, who is delighted to have the young driver in the team. He said: “We’ve watched Seb all the way from winning his first championships in Ginetta Junior through to GP3 last year and he’s exactly the kind of driver we want in our British GT team. He’s young, fast and wants to make a career in GT Racing.
“The reality is, the way I always say it is, on GT grids you’ve got 13 manufacturers out there and if most run a couple of cars you’ve obviously got a much better chance of establishing a career as a paid, professional driver than you have in single-seaters. It’s great to be working with Seb and a real honour for all of us to be representing Bentley and showcasing the best of British.”