Team BRIT is confirming its entry into the 2023 McLaren Trophy Championship.
Beginning in June, racing in McLaren’s all-new single-make championship will see the team compete on a global stage in 10 races across 5 race weekends, all based in Europe.
Drivers Bobby Trundley and Aaron Morgan will represent the team, moving over from the British GT Championship.
The team was forced to re-consider its 2023 season after a collision in the Silverstone 500 in British GT, resulting in extensive damage to its McLaren 570S GT4. Alongside this, the team has been driving the only McLaren 570S in the British GT line up, with all other GT4 McLaren teams driving the new ‘Artura’ model, which has proven to have a significant performance advantage.
The McLaren Trophy series offers distinct categories for teams driving the 570S, separate from those in the newer Artura.
Team Founder Dave Player explains; “We’re really excited about this new direction for Bobby and Aaron. We want to give them the best possible platform from which to continue to develop and grow as drivers, and for many reasons, the British GT Championship does not provide that for us this year.
“Our experience with British GT has been nothing but positive. Organisers SRO, along with all other competitors, have welcomed us with open arms, and our drivers and crew have learned an incredible amount from every race we have completed over 2022 and into 2023. We certainly intend to return and may still compete in one of the remaining rounds this year.
“Looking ahead, the McLaren Trophy will offer huge opportunities for our team, our drivers and our sponsors, racing at five of Europe’s most iconic circuits, alongside the World Challenge Europe. It will be fantastic to meet so many new teams and racing organisations to demonstrate our huge progress in disability racing.”
Aaron Morgan said: “I’m really looking forward to joining this unique and exciting championship, and having the chance to race at some of the most prestigious tracks in Europe. It has been an honour and a privilege to take part in the British GT Championship and we look forward to returning when the time is right.”
Bobby Trundley said: “The McLaren Trophy will bring some exciting new challenges for us – on track, but also for me personally as I travel to new places in Europe I’ve never visited. This will be a fantastic opportunity for us to race at a high level and to introduce our team and our technology to so many new people. I can’t wait to get racing.”
The race calendar is as follows:
|Fri 2nd to Sun 4th Jun||Paul Ricard France|
|Fri 29th Jun to Sun 1st Jul||Spa-Francochamps Belgium|
|Fri 28th to Sun 30th Jul||Nurburgring Germany|
|Fri 1st to Sun 3rd Sep||Hockenheim Germany|
|Fri 29th Sep to Sun 1st Oct||Barcelona Spain|
More information on the McLaren Trophy can be found here: McLaren Trophy