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Team Parker Announces Two-Car Bentley British GT Programme

Loggie and Macleod confirmed

Team Parker Racing is set to enter a pair of Continental GT3s into this year’s British GT Championship, with drivers Ian Loggie and Callum Macleod confirmed thus far.

Loggie and British Formula Ford Champion Macleod have plenty experience racing with both the British team and its Bentleys, having competed together in the Blancpain Endurance Cup together the past two years – winning the 2016 Spa 24 Hours Am Cup. They also competed in a pair of British GT races last year at Silverstone and Spa.

In 2016 Team Parker’s British GT campaign saw its single Bentley driven by Seb Morris and Rick Parfitt Jnr finish third in the standings after claiming multiple pole positions and a win during the season.

“We’ve run different programmes in the past but will only be competing in British GT this year,” Mcleod said. “The tracks are closer and more accessible for testing, but the format is also better from an amateur’s perspective. Blancpain is geared more towards the Pros, whereas in British GT the Ams play an equal role in qualifying, spend more time in the car and also start most of the races. It’s a great fit.

“We’ve had a very productive winter and completed plenty of testing. It’s a top quality GT3 entry list but, given what the team achieved last season, we’re fairly optimistic of running at the front.”

The news means the British GT’s GT3 class now has 12 full-season entries with six manufacturers represented among them.

This year’s British GT Championship gets underway at Oulton Park on April 15-17.