Young racers Graham and Mitchell eye GTS after Aston outings
BRDC F4 graduate Matthew Graham and former Ginetta Junior champion Jack Mitchell are both eyeing a move into the British GT Championship after a test with Aston Martin Racing at Donington Park last week.
Former world karting champion Graham conducted a day of running with the Macmillan Racing Vantage GT4 alongside Renault Clio and Mini Challenge driver Mitchell.
Graham finished fourth in the 2013 BRDC F4 points before moving into the Formula Renault Eurocup, but budget constraints limited his racing last season. Mitchell lifted the Ginetta Jr title in 2014 before doing part-seasons in Clios and Minis last year.
Both tested with an eye to being part of Macmillan Racing’s British GT4 entry this year.
Graham, 19, said: “The Donington test was my first time in a race car since I tested the new F4 car with SWR last September and my first time ever in a closed car. I would like to stay in singleseaters but the budgets are just too much, so looking at GTS is a good move for me. I was surprised how quickly I got used to the car. It was so different to anything else I have driven but a lot more comfortable than a single-seater.”
Mitchell added: “This was my second time out with the team, I would have loved to go into British Touring Cars, but I think GTS is a better option.”