Speedworks Motorsport is aiming to expand its British GT Championship assault in 2021 following an encouraging first season with the new Toyota GR Supra GT4.
The three-litre, in-line six-cylinder turbo engine powered Supra has been developed as Toyota’s global GT4 offering by TMG in Cologne.
Speedworks’ first season with the car saw steady progress with ex-British Touring Car Championship ace Sam Smelt and Ginetta GT4 SuperCup ‘Am’ class race-winner James Kell achieving a double podium finish in only its second outing at Donington Park in August and securing pole position (in Smelt’s hands) for the Silverstone 500 season finale, the team backing that up with the Sunoco Fastest Lap Award in the race.
Northwich, Cheshire-based Speedworks – former British GT title-winners in the GT4 category – is now evaluating adding another GR Supra GT4 to its roster for a dual attack next year.
“It’s been a very positive first season with our Toyota GR Supra GT4, and we have learnt more and more about the car and how to extract the most out of it with every race weekend,” commented Team Principal, Christian Dick. “Its potential was underlined early on by the double podium at Donington, as it immediately proved its worth in British GT’s ultra-competitive GT4 class.
“Since then, we have continued to develop, hone and refine it – and seeing Sam [Smelt] take both pole position and fastest lap at Silverstone was hugely rewarding for everybody involved in this project. Off the back of that, we are now looking to run two Supras in 2021, and would invite prospective drivers to get in touch to discuss testing and race opportunities.”
Drivers interested in trying out the car should contact Dick at firstname.lastname@example.org