Greystone GT drafts in Hughes for Donington finale

Greystone GT drafts in Hughes for Donington finale

Le Mans class and BTCC race winner Warren Hughes is returning to the Intelligent Money British GT Championship fold with Greystone GT next weekend alongside Stewart Proctor.

2012’s GT4 champion makes his first start since 2020 as a result of Stewart’s son and regular co-driver, Lewis, joining Beechdean AMR for Donington’s season finale.

Hughes previously contested the GT3 class in 2013 and ’14 but hasn’t driven the McLaren 720S since its development phase concluded towards the end of 2017.

However, he has remained close to the car, drivers and championship thanks to his work with the Proctors, whom he has coached this year.

“I’m excited to be back racing in British GT, having spent the past few events with Greystone GT in a coaching capacity with both Stewart and Lewis [Proctor],” he said. “I’ve known Mark [McLoughlin, Team Principal] and Tim [Mullen, Sporting Manager] right back to when we were all involved with McLaren and there are plenty of other familiar faces in the team too. 

“It’s such a kind gesture from Stewart to ask me to drive in recognition of the work I’ve put in with both himself and – through the McLaren Driver Development Programme – with Lewis over the past years. As Lewis moves on to another opportunity this weekend, I’m getting a fantastic opportunity. I haven’t driven the McLaren 720S GT3 since the tail end of 2017, just before the customer-car programme really kicked into gear, so it’ll be nice to get back behind the wheel and see what we can do.”

McLoughlin added: “I’m thrilled to welcome Warren to Greystone GT as the latest pro driver with a sparkling CV in motorsport. While we wish Lewis the very best of luck as he takes another opportunity at Donington, it was important to have a strong driver alongside Stewart. In Warren we have the best Silver option around; a Le Mans 24 Hours winner and British GT champion who’s already spent a few race events with us in a coaching capacity and who knows Stewart and the way he drives extremely well. 

“We’d like to finish the season with a strong result to make sure Stewart finishes as high up the Silver-Am points table as possible and I’m sure Warren will be a great addition to help us do that.”