2024: Davies and Sanjay team up in RACE LAB’s new-look Artura

2024: Davies and Sanjay team up in RACE LAB’s new-look Artura

2023 British GT4 title contenders, RACE LAB, are returning to the class this year with a McLaren Artura shared by Callum Davies and Sai Sanjay.

Its 720S GT3 Evo is also back, albeit with the unchanged pairing of Lucky Khera and Euan Hankey.

Attention therefore initially centres on the other side of the garage where Ginetta GT Championship runner-up Davies joins Indian racer Sanjay who won his native MRF 2000 championship two years ago.

The duo took several GT Cup poles, wins and podiums together with the same car and team towards the end of last season in preparation for their British GT graduation.

This is also the first season in which 21-year-old Sanjay has raced full-time outside of his native India. And he’s looking forward to the challenge…

“I am thrilled to kick off my first international full season of GT racing by competing in the prestigious British GT Championship,” he said. “It is a significant change from formula cars and I’m excited to face the unique challenges that come with this shift. GT racing is all about endurance and it offers a new terrain for me to test out my racing skills.

“Our primary goal is clear – to win the championship. Driving for the successful RACE LAB team and partnering with the highly skilled Callum Davies, our collaboration showed promise during GT Cup’s Snetterton finale, leaving us eager to tackle the fiercely competitive British GT series together.

“Being able to proudly represent the Indian flag on the grid adds an extra layer of significance to this journey. It's an honour and a source of immense pride, and I am eager to showcase the strength and spirit of Indian motorsport on the international stage. Here's to a season filled with challenges and triumphs.”

His 17-year-old co-driver will be amongst the youngest on the grid but is confident that his second season of car racing will be no less successful than the first.

“To be racing at such a high level in the McLaren Artura, and as one of the youngest drivers in the field, is an opportunity I am truly relishing,” he said.

“I am also incredibly proud to be part of a team that includes Sai Sanjay, with whom I have already shared fantastic results, but to also continue working alongside my driver coach, Jon Lancaster. 

“This will be my second season running with the support of my main sponsor Navos. And I am delighted to announce that Fundment are also joining the likes of VendorIQ, NDC and Epic who have stepped in to make this incredible opportunity come to life. I will be forever grateful to all my sponsors and we now turn our attention to bringing home the championship trophy.”

Team owner Lee frost added: “2024 is set to be a busy season for us all here at RACE LAB. To have both Callum & Sai partner up and enter such a prestigious championship is extremely exciting and sure to showcase the talent of these two young drivers.

“Having raced together for the first time in 2023, the duo proved their place on the grid and I’m confident their success is going to continue into this season. The continued improvement from both drivers shows great promise alongside their commitment and ambitious attitude – its very refreshing to watch.”

Ian Gough and Tom Wrigley – who have moved from RACE LAB to Century over the winter – finished third overall and second in Pro-Am last season.

That was part of a three-car entry also featuring Khera and Hankey who return in an unchanged GT3 line-up. Their McLaren, which is unable to attend next Tuesday’s media day, will be revealed before the opening round at Oulton Park on March 30 + April 1.