Stratton Motorsport has announced two entries into the GT4 class of the British GT Championship with two different cars.
The Norfolk headquartered squad will race an Aston Martin Vantage and a Lotus Evora in the championship, with two strong driver line-ups to peddle them both.
Getting behind the wheel of the Vantage will be reigning Aston Martin GT4 Cup champion David Tinn – who took part in the Snetterton round with Jade Edwards in a similar car last August – and runner-up in the GT4 Cup title battle Robin Marriott.
The pair have a lot of experience in Aston Martins so will no doubt be strong competitors in what is already looking like a very strong class.
“Both myself and Robin made huge strides last year with Stratton Motorsport and are very much looking forward to the challenge that the British GT4 Championship offers,” said Tinn. “We are both very much aware of the leap we are making but are confident in our recent progress and, with the support we receive from Stratton, believe we can surpass expectations.”
In the Lotus will be Robin Shute and Will Hunholz who’ll be looking to take their ex-works Evora to new heights.
For Shute, Norfolk-born but working as a chassis systems engineer in California, he’s looking forward to his first British GT campaign.
He said: “An impromptu foray in a 25 hour endurance race has given me the bug for GT racing. I’ve spent the last couple of years competing around tracks in California in single-seaters, embarrassing some big professional teams along the way.
“Ironically it was working for a successful Californian electric car company that gave me the opportunity to start racing; I’m effectively offsetting the carbon offsetting I’ve achieved with my job!
“Being a Norfolk boy it’s great to be running with Stratton Motorsport and the Lotus marque. We will be running with such a competitive car. I will be doing everything I can to keep Mr Chapman’s legacy at the front of the competition!
“I am really looking forward to working with my co-driver Will. He is a quick GT driver and we worked well together. I am looking forward to pushing each other’s pace through the season.”
Hunholz himself has experience of racing in the USA where he ran his own team, SpeedTrixx Motorsport, but decided a campaign in British GT and Stratton Motorsport was one not to turn down.
Roger Bennington, Stratton Motorsport team manager, said: “We are delighted to bring new drivers to the British GT Championship. We are confident that they can both deliver excellent results with our team’s strong professional heritage in motorsport.
“And as for David and Robin, we are delighted to continue our already fruitful relationship. Following recent tests on the Pirelli tyres we are confident that they can both continue the exceptional progress made last year.”