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Academy Motorsport Set for Joint British, European Campaign

Academy Motorsport set for British GT, GT4 European Series campaign…

Photo: Purple M Photo

Photo: Purple M Photo

Academy Motorsport announced on Monday its intentions to run two cars in both the British GT Championship and GT4 European Series Northern Cup in 2017.

The Worcestershire, England-based team won the British GT4 teams’ title in 2015 but took a break from full-time competition in 2016. It returns to racing with the aim of winning back the GT4 teams’ championship as well as regular race victories.

“Taking a break away from competition was tough to do but it has made the team even hungrier for success and with a clear vision of what we want to do and how we’re going to go about it next season,” commented team principal Matt Nicoll-Jones.

“We plan to run two cars in both the British GT Championship and European GT4 Series and have already had a high degree of interest from both professional and gentleman drivers.

“There is a great deal of interest in British GT next year, and the demand is so high that the GT4 grid is expected to be over-subscribed. All entries are therefore subject to confirmation and we are looking to wrap up deals with drivers as soon as possible.

“We’d welcome further interest and look forward to putting together a driver line-up which is going to enable both cars to actively challenge for the two respective titles in 2017.”

While no announcement has been made on which cars Academy Motorsport intends to use in 2017, the team still has both of its Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4s from last year.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.

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