Moore returns to racing in Audi GT3
Multiple sportscar champion Nigel Moore will return to racing full time this year in both the Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup and the remodelled Britcar Endurance Championship.
Moore will share an Audi R8 LMS ultra GT3 with 16-year-old karting graduate Phil Hanson. Tockwith Motorsport, Moore’s family team, will run the car in both championships.
Moore, 24, won the Ginetta Junior title in 2007 before lifting the G50 Cup title the next year at his first attempt. That earned him a seat with the Ginetta works team at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2009, at the time making him the youngest driver ever to compete at the French endurance classic. He was also Formula Palmer Audi champion in 2010, but stopped racing after 2011 to work at the family’s Tockwith Motorsports complex in Yorkshire.
Hanson steps up to GT3 having won the Super One National Junior X30 title with Tockwith’s karting arm last year.
Tockwith team boss Simon Moore said: “We bought the Audi last year and did loads of testing to plan for this season as it’s going to be a big one. It’s great for Nigel to get back out racing again as he’s worked hard over the last few years to get back into it and we now have the budget to put a proper programme together.”