UltraTek/RJN add Struan Moore to Silverstone 500 line-up
Nissan Blancpain GT Series driver Struan Moore will make his British GT Championship debut at Silverstone this weekend with UltraTek Racing Team RJN.
The 21-year-old from Jersey is set to partner Kelvin Fletcher and Tim Eakin aboard the squad’s #54 Nissan 370Z GT4. The Pro/Am entry is one of two three-man crews appearing in this weekend’s blue riband, three-hour race following this morning’s news that Adam Christodoulou would be joining Team ABBA with Rollcentre Racing.
Both of UltraTek’s cars are prepared by RJN Motorsport, Nissan’s official UK factory squad that also runs Moore’s works-entered GT-R GT3 in the Blancpain GT Series.
Moore’s CV also includes Japanese F3, BRDC Formula 4 and Ginetta Juniors, but this weekend’s outing will be his first in a GT4 car.
“I love racing with the boys at RJN so when Bob [Neville, team manager] asked if I was interested in joining the GT4 squad for Silverstone I jumped at the chance,” he said. “I have been following the progress of the UltraTek/RJN guys since the start of the season, plus as the Silverstone 500 is the biggest race in the British GT calendar, it was a no-brainer.”
Martin Plowman, who drives UltraTek’s second 370Z and acts as the team’s technical director, was a Blancpain GT Series team-mate of Moore’s at McLaren GT. He believes believes his addition will have a positive impact this weekend.
“We are really looking forward to having Struan onboard for the Silverstone 500,” he said. “I have raced alongside Struan before, and he is a top level driver who will add a lot of quality to the team this weekend. Adding an experienced pro like Struan will be a great addition to our strong amateur driver pairing in car #54.”
British GT’s blue riband, three-hour Silverstone 500 race begins at 13:35 this Sunday. Tickets, which start at just £12, are available here, while live coverage is also available on Front Runner TV and the championship’s Facebook page.