F3 squad SWR adds GT4 as­sault to plans

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BRDC Bri­tish For­mula 3 out­fit Sean Walkin­shaw Rac­ing will add a GT4 cam­paign to its sin­gle­seater com­mit­ments in 2017, cam­paign­ing a pair of Nis­san 370Zs in the GT4 Euro­pean Se­ries North­ern Cup.

Owned by Blanc­pain GT Se­ries driver Sean Walkin­shaw, SWR will make its first foray into en­durance rac­ing with a full cam­paign in the six-round Sro-or­gan­ised North­ern Cup.

Along­side that com­mit­ment, the out­fit also ex­pects to con­test se­lect rounds of the Bri­tish GT cham­pi­onship next year.

“We’re all in­cred­i­bly ex­cited by the move into en­durance rac­ing for SWR, es­pe­cially with the Nis­san 370Z,” said team owner Walkin­shaw. “It’s a fan­tas­tic step for the team and a great op­por­tu­nity to branch out into GT rac­ing.

“We have al­ready had the cars on track and be­lieve the Nis­san 370Z is a com­pet­i­tive ve­hi­cle in Europe and Bri­tish GT. We’re cur­rently eval­u­at­ing driv­ers for our avail­able seats, and keen to hear from oth­ers too as we pre­pare to hit the ground run­ning next year.”

The team is ex­pected to re­turn to the BRDC Bri­tish F3 fold in 2017, al­though is yet to con­firm those plans.

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