Former GP3 and single-seater racer Seb Morris is looking forward to a new direction in his motorsport career as he gets ready to compete at the first round of the British GT Championship.
20-year-old Welshman Morris will be the ‘Pro’ in a Pro-Am Team Parker Racing Bentley Continental GT3 which he will share with former British GT GT4 champion Rick Parfitt Jnr.
“At the end of the day, we’re racing a Bentley so we know the car is going to be fast!” Stated the MSA Team UK driver, “We’ll go to Brands, work on the pit-stop procedure and do all of the small print stuff which is going to be new to me. Obviously it’s Parker’s first year with the Bentley and my debut season in GT but the cream will rise to the top and I’m confident we’ll get there this season.”
The move to British GT is a big change for Morris, a Formula Renault champion and BRDC F4 vice champion, not only because he’ll have a roof over his head but because his hour-long stint in the two-hour GT race will be his longest race to date. To make sure he’s completely ready, he’s been doing a lot of testing.
Morris said: “Testing has gone very smoothly, I’ve been happy with my performance and think I’m in the ballpark of the Pro racers, and Rick has got his lap times down to a good ‘amateur’ pace. We have been running the full weight on the car so we’ve been able to compare with last year’s British GT and Blancpain [Endurance Cup] times to get an idea of where we might be.
“Everyone at Team Parker has been doing a brilliant job, plus we’ve had Bentley engineers on hand too, so everything has gone as well as it could. This is going to be a much more enjoyable form of racing than the last year or so has been for me, when you’re behind someone you’re going to be able to actually race them. I’m really looking forward to having some proper battles again!”
The first round of the British GT Championship starts tomorrow, Saturday 16 April, with a two-hour race on Sunday.