Champi ong T team ex­pands


HHC MO­TOR­SPORT WILL PUSH FOR THE CLEAN sweep of Bri­tish GT4 ti­tles next sea­son after ex­pand­ing to field two cars in the cham­pi­onship.

Theteam­won­thegt4teams’,driv­ers’and­sil­ver/sil­ver ti­tles in its maiden sea­son, run­ning Will Tre­gurtha and Stu­art Mid­dle­ton in a sin­gle Ginetta G55 GT4 in 2017.

With that pair­ing ex­pected to move on, HHC has re­cruited GT4 Su­per­cup cham­pion Cal­lum Poin­ton, 23, to share along­side Euro­pean GT racer Pa­trik Matthiesen, 19, in its sil­ver-graded en­try.

HHC has also signed Bri­tish Tour­ing Car con­vert Will Burns and GT reg­u­lar Mike New­bould to run a Pro-am car.

Team boss Char­lie Kemp said: “We’re re­ally ex­cited about Bri­tish GT for next sea­son and we’ve def­i­nitely got two driver line-ups that can im­press. In Cal­lum we have a very proven young driver, who’s com­ing into Bri­tish GT know­ing the G55 in­side-out, but from a sprint race for­mat. We ran Pa­trik to the Ginetta Ju­nior Rookie ti­tle in 2015 and we know his pace. He’s bring­ing en­durance rac­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, so to­gether they should be right at the front.

“In Will and Mike we have a devel­op­ing Pro-am part­ner­ship with good ex­pe­ri­ence. They won on their de­but in the GT Cup [at Snet­ter­ton in Oc­to­ber] and will­be­out­forthe­pro-amti­tle.

“It was nat­u­ral to take our com­mit­ment a step fur­ther an­drunt­wocars.we’ves­tuck­with­theginet­tabecause it’s a proven car that we know well and gives us a nice con­ti­nu­ity. Win­ning all the ti­tles would be a dream.”

Poin­ton, who scored two wins on his way to the GT4 Su­per­cup crown this year, added: “I felt I proved some­thing with the GT4 Su­per­cup ti­tle this year and I’ve im­proved as a driver again. Con­sis­tency is what paid for me this year and that’s key in Bri­tish GT – bring­ing the car home.

“I’ve still got things to learn, and the full GT4 cars have a bit more torque but less over­all aero and grip, so there will be an adap­tion.”

Tre­gurth aand Mid­dle­ton have been re­placed

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