GRIFFIN AND CAMERON BACK TO BRITISH GT3
the title almost every season since joining the championship as a pairing in 2009, with their best result being third overall back in 2010.
The pair left British GT to pursue titles in Europe and have raced together in the European Le Mans Series and more recently the FIA World Endurance Championship and the Le Mans 24 Hours.
“Even though we’ve been racing at the top level in recent seasons, it’s going to be brilliant coming back to British GT,” said Irishman Griffin, 34. “I first raced in the championship in 2003 and did at least one round in it every year until 2014, and I’ve missed it.
“It’s good to have your name out there on a national level as well as international, and Britain has the best selection of circuits anywhere in the world. They’re real, flat-out, unneutered racing tracks.
“Duncan wanted to come back this year and add British GT to our plans in Europe, and AF is the team to do it with. This will be the first time they’ve run a truly focused British GT title challenge, so we want the title, both for the team and for Duncan and I as we definitely have unfinished business here.
“There’s been a lot of negative talk surrounding British GT3, saying it’s dying out, but that’s not the case. We’re expecting a healthy and competitive grid next season.”
AF’S entry also marks the first full season for the new Ferrari 488 GT3 in British GT, although one did feature on the podium at Silverstone this year with Marco Attard and Adam Carroll making a one-off appearance with FF Corse.
“The 488 is a huge step up from the old 458,” added Griffin. “It has 30-40 per cent more downforce and is based on the GTE chassis [used in the WEC], not an upgraded Challenge car. As technology moved on the 458 got outpaced, but the 488 will be at the front as it’s much faster in a straight line and has the downforce through the corners too.”