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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.”
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