Mclaren to run works cars in GT Cup class
Mclaren will field factory cars in this year’s GT Cup Championship after nominating the series as part of its Garage 59 customer driver training programme.
The Woking brand will enter multiple 650S GT3 and Sprint spec machines in the MSVRadministered category this year for drivers signed up to the Garage 59 scheme, which provides a private driver training and development programme for amateur racers and Mclaren GT customers.
Mclaren representatives expect one car to start the season, before expanding its entries later in the campaign.
Mclaren GT’S Mark Wootton said: “The GT Cup suits the Garage 59 programme perfectly as it’s a very accessible championship and is the perfect atmosphere for amateur drivers looking to learn about motorsport.
“The race format of mixing endurance races with sprint events is also very helpful as it allows our customers the chance to share a car with some of our professional drivers during the longer races and get extra coaching time.”
The Garage 59 programme gets its name from the garage number the 1995 Le Mans 24 Hours-winning F1 GTR was assigned. Mike Benham and Stewart Proctor both ran 650S cars in the series late last year.