Spanish-based GT4 team Bullitt Racing is set to return to GT4 European Series competition in 2018, this time with a pair of brand new Mercedes AMG GT4s. For the campaign, Andy Meyrick and Stephen Pattrick return to the team, the pair competing with it last year when it raced with McLaren 570S Gt4s.
Team manager David Price is excited ahead of the 2018 season, citing the growth in GT4 as the reason for its switch to a newer chassis.
“I have never raced a Mercedes before but I am really excited for Bullitt and this move,” he said. “Mercedes have proven with their GT3 that they are extremely competitive and focused on performance and I have been really impressed with the GT4 car’s preparation,” said Meyrick. “There’s a real GT4 buzz at the moment with all the manufacturers releasing new cars for it and I’m really happy to be back with Stephen and his very ambitious team.
“Stephen progressed so quickly last year in such a short amount of time. Given last year was his first race season, I’m very looking forward to the results we could have this year as we continue to develop.”
In 2017, Bullitt Racing enjoyed multiple podiums with both Meyrick and Pattrick behind the wheel.
“I am delighted that Andrew has agreed to drive with Bullitt again this season,” said Pattrick. “His experience both on and off the track has been crucial in the development of Bullitt and the program, and is going to be important as we make the exciting move to the Mercedes GT4 car this year. I look forward to continuing our success and achieving more podiums in 2018.”
Delivery of the cars is expected in March. The first race of the 2018 GT4 European Series will take place on April 7-8 at Zolder, Belgium.