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All-new 2021 British GT line-up for Speedworks Motorsport

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Speedworks Motorsport will run an entirely new driver line-up in the 2021 Intelligent Money British GT Championship.
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It’s all change at Speedworks Motorsport ahead of their second season in the Intelligent Money British GT Championship‘s GT4 class, as the team has announced an all-new driver line-up.

Porsche Carrera Cup GB driver John Ferguson will partner Scott McKenna, the first graduate of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing UK‘s Young Driver Programme, in the Toyota GR Supra GT4.

As previously announced in March, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing UK are now running a Young Driver Programme in partnership with Speedworks, with one driver earning a British GT seat in the GR Supra GT4.

Ferguson finished third in Carrera Cup GB’s Am class in 2019, while his Pro team-mate McKenna was winning the Ginetta GT5 Championship after cutting his teeth with his family’s Scandinavian ice driving business.

McKenna, still just 19, finished sixth in the Pro class in Carrera Cup GB in 2020. He will benefit from TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Europe‘s Cologne simulator, facilities and expertise, and the experience of reigning FIA World Endurance Champion and Le Mans 24 Hours podium-finisher Mike Conway, who will mentor drivers on the Young Driver Programme.

McKenna has high ambitions for the next few years, and sees this season as a potential springboard.

“It’s an absolute honour to be selected for the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing UK Young Driver Programme – it’s incredible to think I’ll go down in history as the very first member of such a fantastic initiative. This is such a big deal and a tremendously proud moment for me.

“It’s never been about Formula 1 for me – GT and sportscar racing has always been where it’s at in my mind, with the ultimate dream of competing at Le Mans. This is the next step on that ladder, and I could not be any more excited.

“TOYOTA GAZOO Racing is such a prestigious brand – in everything they turn their hand to, from endurance racing to rallying, they succeed. Hopefully British GT will be the next box on that list to be ticked.”

Team principal Christian Dick added: “We took big strides forward in British GT last season and acquired a great deal of data and knowledge along the way.

“I think Scott and John’s diverse skillsets and experience will make them a very complementary pairing, and we are all tremendously excited and motivated to have them on-board.

“The aim is very much to hit the ground running come Brands Hatch in May. We can’t wait to go racing!”

As Christian mentions, the Intelligent Money British GT Championship kicks off at Brands Hatch on 22/23 May.

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