Back with a bang! British GT organisers reveal capacity full-season entry

Back with a bang! British GT organisers reveal capacity full-season entry

+ Lotus Safety Car partnership renewed
+ Live Sky Sports F1 coverage confirmed through 2025
+ 2024 full-season entry list

A capacity 36-car field comprising 19 GT3s and 17 GT4s will contest this year’s British GT Championship.

All 72 drivers and 36 cars were announced prior to media day at Donington Park where the vast majority of entries have gathered for the official pre-season get together today.

However, this is the first time the entire list and various classes have been seen together.

The 19-strong GT3 entry is one more than last year and the most since 2014. But although Pro-Am remains the most prominent class, a record seven Silver-Am crews are also set to contest the entire season.

Silver pairings have been GT4’s dominant force for much of the last decade but this year the balance of power has shifted towards Pro-Am, which contributes 10 of the 17 entries.

The overall list features 10 manufacturers, nine of which are racing in GT4. That category also includes four new models – the Aston Martin Vantage, Ford Mustang, Ginetta G56 Evo and Lotus Emira – while the GT3-spec Vantage also makes its senior class debut.

That same category features five former overall champions: Jonny Adam, Rob Collard, Andrew Howard, Ian Loggie and Sandy Mitchell. Another, Seb Morris, is hoping to become only the second-ever GT3 and GT4 champion.

But he’ll face tough opposition from the likes of Erik Evans and Matt Cowley who will defend their GT4 titles in opposing entries. That class also features two more former champions in the shapes of Dan Vaughan and Matt Nicoll-Jones.

Other prominent drivers include Aston Martin F1 Ambassador Jessica Hawkins, factory stars Raffaele Marciello, Maximilian Goetz and Tom Gamble, reigning Porsche Carrera Cup GB champion Adam Smalley, former BTCC racer Ricky Collard, multiple British GT championship runner-up Phil Keen, and Alex Buncombe who makes his first start since 2013.

A 37th and previously unannounced entry – the J&S Racing Audi R8 LMS GT3 – is eligible to score points at four events. Sacha Kakad and Hugo Cook are scheduled to compete at Silverstone, Spa and both Donington rounds.

But theirs will not be the only extra at British GT’s blue riband event. 41 cars are currently confirmed for the three-hour-long 500 at the end of April.

Elsewhere, championship organiser SRO Motorsports Group has extended its official Safety Car partnership with Lotus. While the race-prepared Emira makes its GT4 debut, the production variant will continue to keep British GT’s supercar pack in check at each of the seven events.

Five of those (and seven races) – Oulton, Silverstone, Snetterton, Donington 2 and Brands – will also feature live Sky Sports F1 coverage, which is now confirmed for the next two seasons alongside SRO’s GT World YouTube broadcasts of every qualifying session, warm up and race.

As in 2023, Ian Gough and Tom Wrigley's car features prominent The Lions Barber Collective branding. The men's mental health awareness charity will once again have space in the paddock to provide free haircuts, as well as delivering a vital message. 

Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45 and, as part of an ongoing commitment to mental health, SRO is funding training for all teams. They will develop the skills to listen with empathy and without judgement, to ask the right questions, and to signpost someone when help is needed. 

SRO has encouraged each team to undertake the training – which lasts four hours and can be completed virtually – before the season begins.

British GT Season 32 begins at Oulton Park on Easter Bank Holiday Weekend (March 30 + April 1).