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- Updated: March 7, 2017
Danish teenager Jan Jonck has been announced as the fourth and final driver for Macmillan AMR’s expanded British GT entry, partnering Will Phillips in the team’s Aston Martin Vantage GT4.
The 18-year-old will make his sports car debut this season, moving up from the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship.
He began his career in karts, and picked up several titles before graduating to single-seaters, racing in Italy, Denmark, Germany and the UK.
“Britain has always been a mecca for motorsport and I’m very excited to be developing my career in the UK,” commented Jonck. “It’s a great place to race.
“I felt very comfortable with the team and the car, right away. The atmosphere in the team is great and there’s a really good work ethic, and I hope that we’ll be able to target podium finishes, right from the start of the season.”
Jonck joins the previously-announced Phillips in the team’s GT4 Aston Martin, which was driven last season by Jack Mitchell and Matty Graham.
“I’m delighted to welcome Jan to the family,” said Team Principal David Macmillan. “He has proved his speed in karts and single-seaters and slotted into the team perfectly, during our recent test at Portimao.”
“The combination of Jan and Will is hugely exciting. We’re heading into our second season in GT4, with two young chargers, a good grounding in British GT and a year of learning under our belts.
Macmillan will also field an Aston Martin Vantage GT3 in the top class this season, with Mitchell and James Littlejohn already confirmed as drivers.
“Last season was all about learning the ropes,” Macmillan continued. “This year, we will be targeting podium finishes and, hopefully, race wins.
“We believe we have put all the pieces in place and – with the support of Aston Martin Racing – we can’t wait to get to Oulton Park and get the season underway.”