British GT race-winning outfit 2 Seas Motorsport has revealed plans to compete in the DTM next year with a pair of McLaren 720S GT3s.
The Bahraini-flagged team, which fielded a pair of McLarens in British GT’s Silver Cup class this year, is set to bring McLaren into the DTM for the first time as part of the German championship’s switch to customer-run GT3 machinery from 2021.
Drivers have yet to be confirmed for the program with the team aiming to announce further details “in the coming weeks”.
2 Seas Motorsport made its sports car racing debut this year and was set to run its McLarens internationally in GT World Challenge powered by AWS Sprint Cup before deciding to focus on a domestic program with the cars in British GT.
Its driving crew of Jack Mitchell and Jordan Witt finished fourth in the Silver Cup standings, while the pair also took an outright victory at Snetterton.
“The 2 Seas Motorsport team is going from strength to strength, and I am incredibly proud of what we have built and achieved in such a short period of time which sees us announcing a two-car effort in the DTM championship, with McLaren,” said team co-owner Isa Al-Khalifa.
“The DTM series is one of the most iconic in world motorsport, which only continues to grow in stature, and it is really exciting to be able to make this move to race and continue to build our relationship with McLaren – one of the most successful names in motorsport.”
2 Seas Motorsport, which runs its program from a facility in Buckinghamshire, is the second team to confirm an entry into the new GT3-based DTM after Gruppe M Racing announced plans to field a Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo last month.
“It has been a whirlwind debut season, and the confirmation of our entry into DTM is a big step, but I am confident in the team we have in place and we are up to the challenge,” added team co-owner Nick Cristofaro.
“It is great to be in a position where the championship has opened up to accept GT3 entries, and we can work with McLaren to take the 720S GT3 on to a completely new global stage.
“The viewing figures for last year were incredible, and blend of the DTM format with the addition of a GT3 is shaping up to be a very interesting recipe.”