Macmillan Racing confirms British GT4 debut with Mitchell and Graham
Macmillan Racing will make its British GT4 Championship debut under the Generation AMR Macmillan Racing banner this season with teenage driver duo Jack Mitchell and Matty Graham.
The team has entered a 2016-spec Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 featuring all-new seven–speed gearbox and aerodynamics after joining forces with David Appleby Engineering whose Aston Martin Racing Partner Team will also field a second entry for Generation AMR SuperRacing.
Macmillan’s Silver-rated driver line-up is a strong one thanks to a mix of junior sportscar and single-seater experience.
Mitchell was crowned Ginetta Junior champion in 2014 before contesting rounds of last season’s Renault Clio Cup and Mini Challenge, while former world karting champion Graham has entered Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup and NEC over the past two seasons.
And the 19-year-old, who also finished fourth in 2013’s BRDC Formula 4 Championship, is looking forward to his GT transition.
“I'm really excited that I've been given the opportunity to race with Macmillan Racing in the British GT Championship driving their Aston Martin Vantage GT4,” said Graham. “I tested the Aston Martin with the team and felt comfortable with the car and with them.
“GT4 will be a different experience for me as I have been racing single-seaters but I felt immediately comfortable in the car which in turn led to a productive test day. I'm looking forward to working with the team and my team-mate Jack Mitchell, and believe that we will be a competitive pairing.”
Co-driver Mitchell added that the building blocks for a successful season were already in place.
“This is such a great chance for me,” said the 17-year-old. “GT Racing is where I want to build my career. We had such a great test last week and I am looking forward to working with Matty. The whole team is really experienced and I am sure we can achieve success together.”
Macmillan Racing was created and founded by David Macmillan, together with Richard Dencer and commercial partner Simon Sanderson. The team has been set up with the aim of developing young, talented drivers and engineers through a ladder programme from GT4 and GT3 to GTE and on to Le Mans.
“Our focus is on the team to develop future GT talent; both drivers and engineers,” said Macmillan. “I am delighted to welcome our first young guns, Jack Mitchell and Matty Graham. We have exciting plans in place; come and join the ride as we work towards our Le Mans dream.”
The team has secured commercial partnerships with Dickies Workwear, SuperCar Finance and IWI Watches.