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    Storage 59 returns to British GT with full-season GT3 entries

    Andrew Kirkaldy’s staff gained the 2016 Blancpain GT Collection Endurance Cup outright with the McLaren 650S GT3 and returned to the marque in 2022 to run its 720S after three years with Aston Martin.

    The season yielded the Professional Am title within the GTWCE Dash Cup with Dean Macdonald and Miguel Ramos, whose leads to the Endurance Cup made him the general GTWCE Professional Am champion, whereas the staff additionally completed a detailed second on its sole British GT outing on the Silverstone 500 with Alexander West and manufacturing unit McLaren racer Marvin Kirchhofer.

    West and Kirchhofer will now contest the complete British GT season within the upgraded evo-spec McLaren GT3, with a second automobile run underneath the Sky Tempesta banner for collection race winner Kevin Tse and Chris Froggatt.

    It marks the primary full-season marketing campaign within the UK for the Brackley squad since 2017, when it ran two McLaren 570S GT4s and took victory at Snetterton with Sandy Mitchell and Cairan Haggerty.

    “British GT is a brand new problem for me,” mentioned Kirchhofer.

    “It’s all the time thrilling for a driver to get out on tracks that you’re not acquainted with and I might be doing plenty of that as I solely know Silverstone and Manufacturers Hatch.

    “Alex has proven some very robust performances so I hope we are able to problem for wins.

    “I feel we confirmed within the Silverstone 500 final 12 months that we now have the tempo as we got here very near profitable that race. We should always have a very good season!”

    Alexander West / Marvin Kirchoefer - Garage 59 McLaren 720S GT3

    Alexander West / Marvin Kirchoefer – Storage 59 McLaren 720S GT3

    Photograph by: JEP / Motorsport Photographs

    Storage 59 will even contest the complete GTWCE Endurance season with a Professional class entry as a part of a three-car assault, marking its first high class assault because it completed third within the 2021 Spa 24 Hours as a works Aston staff fielding Maro Sorensen, Nicki Thiim and Ross Gunn.

    Kirchhofer will share its Professional entry with Benjamin Goethe and Nicolai Kjærgaard, who will race collectively within the Dash Cup.

    Ramos in the meantime will enter the complete season within the Bronze Cup alongside Henrique Chaves, with Louis Prette becoming a member of for Endurance Cup rounds, whereas Froggatt is joined by common companions Jonathan Hui and Eddie Cheever Jr for an Endurance-only programme additionally within the Bronze Cup.

    In the meantime, British GT rival Barwell Motorsport has entered 2020 champion Rob Collard, 2021 champion Dennis Lind and two-time GT3 Professional Am champion Adam Balon in a Professional Am Cup GTWCE Endurance entry with its upgraded Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO2.

    It had beforehand introduced Mitchell and Shaun Balfe will be part of Will Tregurtha and Mark Sansom in its two-car roster for British GT.

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