Matt Chapman has replaced Howard Fuller in Autoaid/RCIB Insurance Racing’s No. 63 Ginetta G55 GT4 in the British GT Championship, joining Sam Webster.
The 17-year-old came runner-up in the Ginetta GT5 Challenge last season and is set to make his GT4 race debut at Oulton Park in April, in place of Fuller.
Chapman took to the wheel of the Team HARD-run Ginetta at the Cheshire circuit last week, and news of him replacing Fuller came on Monday, ahead of the annual British GT Media Day at Snetterton.
“I’m absolutely over the moon to be racing in British GT this season; it’s an amazing opportunity,” Chapman said. “I’ve not spent that long in the car but could feel the difference straight away.
“The GT4 has more than double the horsepower and more grip, so will take some getting used to.”
Team boss Tony Gilham has confirmed that Fuller will remain a part of the team’s 2017 program, but not in British GT.
Kent-based Team HARD has entries in a variety of national series, including the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship and Britcar Endurance Championship.