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Speedworks assessing second Supra for expanded British GT programme

26 November 2020

Speedworks Motorsport are targeting a two-car assault on the Intelligent Money British GT Championship next season when a second Toyota GR Supra GT4 could join the grid.

Class victory might have eluded the new-for-2020 model this year but the car was frequently found at the sharp end of GT4. Indeed, James Kell and Sam Smelt underlined the Supra’s pace by claiming pole position at Silverstone before the latter also set a new lap record in the race.

Toyota Motorsport entrusted its factory BTCC squad with one of only a handful of Supras initially available to customers in 2020. Now, with a season of experience under their belt, the former British GT champions will have a second car at their disposal in 2021.

“It’s been a very positive first season with our Toyota GR Supra GT4, and we have learnt more and more about the car and how to extract the most out of it with every race weekend,” said team principal, Christian Dick. “Its potential was underlined early on by the double podium at Donington, as it immediately proved its worth in British GT’s ultra-competitive GT4 class.

“Since then, we have continued to develop, hone and refine it – and seeing Sam [Smelt] take both pole position and fastest lap at Silverstone was hugely rewarding for everybody involved in this project. Off the back of that, we are now looking to run two Supras in 2021, and would invite prospective drivers to get in touch to discuss testing and race opportunities.”

Drivers interested in trying out the car should contact Dick at christian@speedworksmotorsport.co.uk

Oulton Park hosts the opening round of 2021’s Intelligent Money British GT Championship on April 3 & 5.