Macmil­lan team adds As­ton Martin GT3 for Bri­tish GT

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The Macmil­lan Rac­ing team will run a dual as­sault on Bri­tish GT next year af­ter adding an As­ton Martin Van­tage GT3 to its sta­ble and sign­ing Jack Mitchell to race it.

The team ran a sin­gle Van­tage in the GT4 divi­sion this year for Mitchell and Matthew Gra­ham. The pair fin­ished fifth in the points.

While Macmil­lan will con­tinue to field that car, it has also in­vested in a GT3 vari­ant to step up a class. It has al­ready tested sev­eral driv­ers for the sec­ond seat along­side Mitchell.

Team boss David Macmil­lan said: “Rac­ing at the high­est level in the UK with just one sea­son of rac­ing be­hind us may seem a big step, but we are ready for the chal­lenge. We wanted to cre­ate a GT lad­der, to give driv­ers and en­gi­neers the chance to progress.”

Mitchell said: “I im­me­di­ately felt the dif­fer­ence in terms of aero with the GT3. Trust­ing your­self to carry more speed into the corners and know­ing the car will stick takes some get­ting used to. The new Silver-am GT3 class is tempt­ing as the es­tab­lished guys at the front have a lot more ex­pe­ri­ence, so be­ing able to fight for some­thing while de­vel­op­ing as a driver is a good incentive.”

Macmil­lan will run GT3 and GT4

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