Reigning Radical European Masters champion James Littlejohn will join Jack Mitchell in Macmillan Racing’s expansion to GT3 in next year’s British GT Championship.
The Warwickshire-based team announced in November that Mitchell would lead its GT3 program in 2017, running an Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 alongside the team’s existing Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 in the bottom class.
Littlejohn’s previous experience includes winning the 2016 Radical European Masters championship, but also European Le Mans Series outings with Murphy Prototypes and Greaves Motorsport.
The 28-year-old has also made a name for himself in historic racing, winning the Spa Six Hours in a Ford GT40, and appearing as a stunt driver in the film Rush.
“The British GT Championship is arguably the country’s most competitive racing series and one I’ve been eager to have a crack at,” Littlejohn said.
“Macmillan Racing may be a new team but they’ve already proved they have what it takes and with the full back-up of Aston Martin Racing for 2017, I know we have the potential to spring a few surprises on the regular front-runners.
“The team was really welcoming when we tested together and it immediately felt like home. I can’t wait!”
This announcement completes three of Macmillan Racing’s four seats for 2017, with the announcement earlier this month that William Phillips would join the GT4 effort in 2017.
“I couldn’t be more pleased,” team boss David Macmillan commented. “James has a wealth of experience to bring to Macmillan Racing and being able to add him to our GT3 line-up is certain to bring massive benefits, as we make our debut in the class.
“It’s James’s speed over such a variety of different equipment that’s the key benefit for us. If you can win the Spa 6 Hours in a GT40, handle a ‘70s Cosworth F1 car and lead an ELMS race in an LMP2 car, you clearly have a lot going for you and his experience as a driver coach is also going to be of massive benefit, as he partners Jack.
“It’s great to be heading into the Christmas break with our GT3 line-up cemented in place. With James and Jack, I believe we have a great partnership, which will help Macmillan Racing go from strength to strength.”