Enduro Motorsport returns with unchanged GT3 line-up

Enduro Motorsport returns with unchanged GT3 line-up

> Tillbrook and Clutton eager to pick up where they left off in 2021

Intelligent Money British GT Championship race winners Enduro Motorsport return to the GT3 ranks in 2022 with an unchanged driver line-up.

Morgan Tillbrook and Marcus Clutton triumphed at Donington’s season finale last October after first linking up at the start of the season. Now they’re back aboard their newly liveried McLaren 720S GT3 and with one eye on a potential title tilt.

Clutton was no stranger to British GT but hadn’t been part of a full-season programme since winning 2011’s GT4 crown. A promising campaign featuring several qualifying highlights culminated in him chasing down Sam Neary to triumph at Donington on a day when the tense GT3 title showdown somewhat overshadowed Enduro’s achievement.

Tillbrook, meanwhile, grew in confidence as the season progressed after graduating to the GT3 ranks with just one year of GT4 experience behind him and Enduro. The latter also made its intent clear over the winter by purchasing a second 720S GT3 that will help expand the team’s customer activities.

“There were, inevitably, a few growing pains last year but I think the team acquitted itself very well in British GT despite having so little experience,” said Tillbrook. “Jumping from GT Cup’s GT4 class to British GT3 isn’t for the faint hearted but we were happy to learn on the job and put ourselves in a better position for 2022 – namely to be an established front runner. That’s not easy in this championship but we’re right in the mix now.

“Marcus was one of the standout drivers last year and I improved considerably as the season progressed. Donington underlined that we can run with the best of them, and there are some world-class GT teams here, so hopefully we will maintain that momentum into 2022 and put together a solid campaign. Consistency will be key to mounting a title challenge, which is the ultimate ambition.”

As well as driving, Clutton also oversees Enduro’s day-to-day running both at and away from the track. Those dual roles haven’t always been easy to balance, and especially when setting up a new operation during a global pandemic, but he’s pleased with the progress that’s been made since the team debuted in 2020.

“I love racing and, I think, proved last year that I still have what it takes to take on the big boys… just about!” he said. “But I get just as much pleasure from managing the operation, even if it can be difficult to juggle both jobs at the same time. I thank my staff for making this possible. Things should be more straightforward this year now the foundations are in place and we’ve got a season of British GT under our belts. And that’s also why we’ve acquired the second McLaren – ultimately we want to develop Enduro into a customer racing business that’s capable of supporting multiple GT programmes.”

2022’s Intelligent Money British GT Championship kicks off at Oulton Park on April 16 & 18.