Team Parker Racing have confirmed a two-car assault on the 2017 British GT Championship, with Stuart Parker’s eponymous squad operating two Bentley Continental GT3 machines.
Ian Loggie and Callum Macleod are the driver pairing confirmed for the first of the two GT3 machines. The duo competed together in 2016 across the Blancpain GT competitions and made two guest appearances in British GT at the Silverstone and Spa-Francorchamps events.
Macleod confirmed that British GT will be the pairing’s exclusive programme for this season, commenting, “We’ve run different programmes in the past but will only be competing in British GT this year. The tracks are closer and more accessible for testing, but the format is also better from an amateur’s perspective. Blancpain is geared more towards the Pros, whereas in British GT the Ams play an equal role in qualifying, spend more time in the car and also start most of the races. It’s a great fit.”
Loggie added, “I am really excited to be racing again on home soil and again driving such a fantastic car as well as being associated with such an iconic brand such as Bentley.”
The driver pairing for the second Parker Bentley will be confirmed in due course.
Author’s Comment: “An expanded line-up and a familiar pairing, backed by some productive winter testing, will more than likely mean that Team Parker Racing hit the ground running when British GT for 2017 commences at Oulton Park. Seb Morris and Rick Parfitt Jnr were in championship contention up to the Donington decider last season, and there is no reason to feel that Loggie and Macleod won’t be able to emulate that this season. The pairing in Parker’s second Continental have a tough combination to match, but if they are similarly balanced, then both Bentleys will be right at the front of the championship in 2017.”