HHC confirm Collard and Matthiesen for second McLaren

HHC confirm Collard and Matthiesen for second McLaren

Patrik Matthiesen and Jordan Collard will team up in the second of HHC Motorsport’s two Intelligent Money British GT Championship McLaren GT4 entries this season.


The pair join Gus Bowers and Chris Wesemael whom HHC confirmed in February.


Collard, whose father Rob competes in the GT3 class with Barwell Motorsport, finished fourth in the GT4 Drivers’ standings last year after claiming one victory and two further podiums aboard Tolman’s 570S. The 20-year-old enjoys close ties with McLaren having recently graduated to Academy Driver status.


“I am really excited about the start of the British GT season,” he said. “I believe we have a great car run by a top team and I am sure that Patrik and I will make a really good pairing to be able to fight for the GT4 title. The McLaren is a car that I know well from last year and I am really pleased to be continuing my association with such an iconic brand, so with all the ingredients in place I believe a successful season is ahead of us.”


Matthiesen, meanwhile, returns for a third consecutive British GT4 campaign after mounting a championship challenge with HHC in 2018 and spending last year with Optimum.


“It has been a long wait for the start of my racing season and I have altered my plans a little, but I cannot wait to be back on the grid of the British GT Championship,” said the Dane. “The category is always really competitive and I am sure that we will be at the front of GT4 as the McLaren has proved itself to be a great GT4 machine. Working with Jordan will be a boost as well as he knows the car really well from last season so I am sure that we will be fighting for wins. It is also great to be back with HHC who I raced for in 2018 so I am sure that together we will have a successful season.”


Team principal Charlie Kemp added: “I am really pleased to have Patrik and Jordan confirmed for 2020 alongside Gus Bowers and Chris Wesemael.


“Obviously, the last few months have been tough for everyone in so many different ways, so I am particularly pleased that we are able to confirm a two-car assault on the Intelligent Money British GT Championship. I firmly believe that we are going to be a front-running team this year with the driver pairings we have in place and we are all looking forward to another great season working with McLaren.”


Oulton Park hosts the opening round of this year’s Intelligent Money British GT Championship on August 1/2.