2023: Price and Macleod team up in Greystone GT’s Mercedes-AMG GT3

2023: Price and Macleod team up in Greystone GT’s Mercedes-AMG GT3

Greystone GT’s expanded Intelligent Money British GT Championship programme will also feature Mike Price and Callum Macleod this season.

The GT Cup duo’s Mercedes-AMG joins the team’s McLaren 720S, featuring Andrey Borodin and Oli Webb, on the GT3 grid.

Macleod is no stranger to the championship thanks to his race-winning exploits with Ian Loggie and RAM Racing over several seasons, which culminated in the latter’s title-winning campaign last year. However, he also coaches Price whose CV includes Porsche Club Championship, Britcar Endurance and Porsche Sprint Challenge GB.

The pair first teamed up in 2021, initially aboard a McLaren 570S GT4 in GT Cup, before switching to the Mercedes-AMG GT3 at the start of last season. Two wins helped them finish fifth in the same series’ overall standings. 

“I’m excited to step up to the British GT Championship with Greystone GT and Callum,” said Price. “He and I have raced together for the past two years and every time we’ve moved up a level, our performance level has raised with it. That’s absolutely the aim this year, which will be the first time for a while that I’ve had the same car two years in a row. 

“Greystone GT are a new team for me, but I think they’re the right fit. Mark [McLoughlin] has built a proper racing business with the right infrastructure to continue growing and has lots of good people within the team; something that was obvious from racing against them over the past two years. I’m looking forward to seeing what we can achieve together.” 

Macleod, meanwhile, is looking forward to his long-awaited full season return aboard machinery with which he has excelled in the past.

“I’m looking forward to the new season, which will be my first full-time year in British GT since 2019,” he said. “Mike was keen to step up to British GT this year and Greystone GT do seem to be the ideal fit for us for the coming season. Mike’s progress was rapid in GT3 across his rookie season in 2022 and he was easily the most-improved driver in the class in GT Cup. 

“I’ve won races in British GT throughout my career in the series so I know what I can reasonably expect from myself and from the Mercedes-AMG, and if Mike can continue to progress at the rate he’s shown over the past few years, I think we can aim for podiums by the end of the season.”

Team principal Mark McLoughlin added: “I’m very pleased to welcome Mike and Callum to Greystone GT; two drivers we’ve raced against extensively in both GT4 and GT3 over the past two years in the GT Cup. Mike has shown immense progress over the past two seasons and we’ll do everything we can to help continue that in 2023 as we target strong results throughout the campaign. 

“It will be our first time running the Mercedes-AMG GT3, which is very exciting and means we’ll have three different GT3 models representing us on racetracks in various series this year. The test programme with the Mercedes-AMG starts in a few weeks as we work to make sure we’re ready to hit the ground running at Oulton.”

Both Greystone GT entries are expected to attend British GT’s media day at Donington on March 14 before the new season begins in earnest one month later on Easter Bank Holiday Weekend (April 8 & 10).