Macmillan Racing will make their British GT Championship debut in 2016 after they confirmed an entry for Jack Mitchell and Matty Graham in an Aston Martin Vantage GT4.
The team will be racing a 2016 spec Aston, featuring the new seven-speed gearbox, which will receive engineering support from Dave Appleby Engineering – who are already supporting another car, the Generation AMR SuperRacing entry for Mathew George and James Holder.
Macmillan’s all-silver line-up has a very junior flavour to it with 17-year-old Jack Mitchell, the 2014 Ginetta Junior Champion, joining 19-year-old Matty Graham – a graduate of Formula Renault 2.0 NEC and Eurocup.
“I’m really excited that I’ve been given the opportunity to race with Macmillan Racing in the British GT Championship driving their Aston Martin Vantage GT4,” said Graham. “I tested the Aston Martin with the team and felt comfortable with the car and with them.
“GT4 will be a different experience for me as I have been racing single-seaters but I felt immediately comfortable in the car which in turn led to a productive test day. I’m looking forward to working with the team and my team-mate Jack Mitchell, and believe that we will be a competitive pairing.”
For Mitchell, the move to British GT solidifies his career route in GT racing: “This is such a great chance for me. GT Racing is where I want to build my career. We had such a great test last week and I am looking forward to working with Matty. The whole team is really experienced and I am sure we can achieve success together.”
Macillan Racing, founded by David Macmillan, has one clear goal – develop talented young drivers and engineers by providing a route from GT4 to Le Mans and GTE.
Macmillan said: “Our focus is on the team to develop future GT talent; both drivers and engineers. I am delighted to welcome our first young guns, Jack Mitchell and Matty Graham. We have exciting plans in place; come and join the ride as we work towards our Le Mans dream.”