Orton completes Team Parker’s Porsche GT4 line-up

Orton completes Team Parker’s Porsche GT4 line-up

Porsche Carrera Cup regular Jamie Orton makes his Intelligent Money British GT Championship debut this season after completing Team Parker Racing’s GT4 line-up.

The outfit announced its GT4 return in December when it revealed Ginetta Junior race winner Seb Hopkins would pilot a new Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport.

Now the final pieces have been added to its 2022 puzzle with confirmation of a Silver Cup crew and livery unveiling.

Orton is no stranger to the German manufacturer after first contesting the one-make, 911-based Carrera Cup GB in 2017. He finished third in the Pro-Am standings a year later and has subsequently contested the Pro class, most recently in 2021.

The 42-year-old is also a former Caterham Superlight champion and Ginetta Supercup front runner.

“I’m really looking forward to being in the British GT Championship and driving the new GT4 Cayman with Team Parker Racing,” said Orton who spent his Carrera Cup career with TPR rivals JTR and Redline. “Seb is a nice guy and just getting started in his motorsport career. We’ve tested in Portugal recently, which was a good chance to get to know him and everyone at Team Parker Racing. I’ve spent many years racing against them, and they’ve had a lot of success in recent years, so it will be good to get a chance to race for them.

“After four seasons in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB, it was time for a new challenge, and racing in the British GT Championship will be just that and I think the approach is to go as fast as I can. I’ve never shared a car with anyone else, other than my wife, which will be a challenge, and with the variety of race lengths it’s going to be interesting to see how we get on. I’ve been a Porsche fan for a long time so it’s great to be able to stay with the brand, albeit in a new car.”

Oulton Park hosts the opening event of British GT’s 30th season on April 16 & 18.