Leading British GT and sports car team HHC Motorsport is planning a return to the GT4 European Series.
As a McLaren Customer Racing team, HHC has enjoyed a superb season in the British GT Championship with its brace of McLaren 570S GT4s, with a fairy-tale win first time out at Oulton Park.
Now, the team spearheaded by Charlie Kemp and Jody Hemmings, is looking at bursting back on to the European scene and to add to its win tally with the McLarens. HHC enjoyed a successful campaign in 2018 running a Ginetta G55 for Stuart Middleton and Will Tregurtha, taking two race wins and second place in the drivers’ championship. Now, with a season of experience of running the McLarens, pus circuit knowledge of the European tracks from 2018, the time is right for a return to the GT4 European Series.
“Our aim is to be back on the grid in 2020 with either one or two cars,” explains Charlie Kemp. “We are aiming to grow into one of the leading sports car and GT teams and we are keen to remind the World that we are not just a British team: we race and win outside the UK as well. Part of this GT4 European Series initiative is to showcase our abilities to a wider audience, but we also feel that we are in a position to win races and pitch for the 2020 crown. We were winners in 2018, the McLaren won in the series in 2019 and if we put all that together we are in a good place for 2020. The GT4 European Series is a fiercely completive championship and good results in that arena are a perfect shop window for any team and we aim to be front-runners next season.
“We are talking to a number of drivers and would welcome new enquiries. We came so close to the championship in 2018 that we are determined to bounce back and win it – it is unfinished business for us and we are aiming to win the title with McLaren on our return.”
The 2020 GT4 European Series begins at Silverstone on May 8-10, before visiting Paul Ricard, Zandvoort, Spa, Nürburgring and Budapest. HHC will announce its confirmed driver line-up for 2020 shortly.