Young rac­ers Gra­ham and Mitchell eye GTS af­ter As­ton out­ings

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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.”

Duo tested Van­tage GT4

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