Former Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup vice-champion David Pittard is set to make his 24 hour race debut next month, after linking up with Team BRIT for the inaugural Hankook 24 Hours of Silverstone over Easter weekend.
Pittard, who took five wins en-route to second overall in the Supercup in 2014, previously drove for the team last season, helping them to their first ever victory in the Endurance Racing Series at Rockingham.
Team BRIT, or Team British Racing Injured Troops, aims to provide injured service personnel with the opportunity to enter motorsport, from karting through to endurance car racing, with the ultimate target of getting a team of drivers to the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Pittard will drive a VW Golf in the A3 class at Silverstone alongside Britcar race-winners and Team BRIT members Mark Allen and Martyn Compton, plus experienced racer Julian Thomas, a multiple FunCup UK champion and four-time FunCup Spa 25 hour finisher.
“A fundamental part of succeeding in a 24 hour race is the team around you,” said Pittard. “Having driven with and coached the Team BRIT members Mark and Martyn before, I can trust them to drive a fast, safe stint. Plus with the experience that Julian brings, it’s a great package.”
Acting as a round of the Creventic Touring Car Endurance Series, the twice round-the-clock race at Silverstone features over sixty entries so far across six classes, including twelve in the headline TCR class and nineteen in the A3 category.