GT4 Jor­dan Al­bert/jack Bartholomew

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Beechdean is chas­ing a third straight GT4 crown, and has re­cruited a very strong driver pair­ing in these two BRDC F4 grad­u­ates. Al­bert and Bartholomew don’t have much tin-top ex­pe­ri­ence bar­ring a few pre-sea­son tests, but will be in the right en­vi­ron­ment to learn quickly. They’re run­ning in the Sil­ver Cup, so will carry ex­tra weight over true Pro-am pair­ings, but the Van­tage should shoul­der the lead well and con­sis­tency dur­ing the race is more vi­tal than sin­gle-lap pace.

Simpson Motorsport Porsche Cay­man Club­sport GT4

OK, so due to pro­duc­tion de­lays they won’t have the Cay­man at Brands – or pos­si­bly even Rock­ing­ham – so will be mounted in a rented Ginetta, but re­gard­less this pair is an ex­cit­ing one. Malvern’s pace is clear, he’s won in ev­ery cham­pi­onship he’s done and holds mul­ti­ple sin­gle-seater ti­tles, so it’s a big year for him and he must per­form. Jones should bet­ter suit the ac­ces­si­ble GT4 car than the more fid­dly Rad­i­cals he’s raced in re­cent years. It’s the same sit­u­a­tion here re­gard­ing the car – Porsche de­layed so Ginetta rented. Fos­ter has pre­vi­ous GT and sportscar ex­pe­ri­ence and is one of the most con­sis­tent driv­ers around so it will be great to see what he can do in his first full cham­pi­onship since Aus­tralian F3 in 2009. Reed is just 17 so lacks ex­pe­ri­ence at this level but has shown well rac­ing a Lo­tus. Another great ex­am­ple of young driv­ers jump­ing to GTS. For­mer world kart­ing cham­pion Gra­ham was a race win­ner in BRDC F4 in 2013 be­fore a dif­fi­cult time in For­mula Re­nault. Ex-ginetta Ju­nior cham­pion Mitchell is the more ex­pe­ri­enced of the two with a roof over his head.

Young­sters in Van­tage

Beechdean eyes third GT4 ti­tle

Cay­mans: late

Fos­ter gets full cham­pi­onship

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