HHC Motorsport has confirmed the first line-up for its GT4 European Series campaign.
HHC Motorsport has confirmed the first line-up for its GT4 European Series campaign. Lewis Proctor and Patrik Matthiesen will team up in one of HHC Motorsport's’ two entries.
The British team announced its return to the European championship last December, confirming a pair of McLaren 570S GT4s.
Having raced in the British GT Championship with Tolman Motorsport, McLaren Academy Driver Proctor joins HHC Motorsport in his third year with McLaren - the first two as part of the McLaren Driver Development Programme.
Proctor will be joined by Danish driver Matthiesen, who returns to the team he last raced for in the 2018 British GT Championship. For Matthiesen, it will be his first season in the McLaren 570S GT4.
“I am looking forward to getting back to my old team of HHC Motorsport, and the people behind the team, especially because they have been a big part of my development as a racing driver,” said Matthiesen.
“It will be my first year in a McLaren GT car and there will be much to learn, but I take that as a challenge and with HHC Motorsport I am in safe hands. Although 2020 will be my first year in this car, I am convinced that Lewis Proctor and I will be able to claim top results, especially in light of the test program HHC has put together for us.”
Ian Morgan, Director of Motorsport, McLaren Automotive, said: “It is great to be able to confirm that Lewis Proctor will join HHC Motorsport for the 2020 European GT4 season. This is an important and significant step in his development with his new position of McLaren Academy Driver.”
“HHC Motorsport enjoyed a strong debut season with McLaren Customer Racing last year, winning with the 570S GT4 on debut at Oulton Park. The addition of Lewis to the team partnering Patrik Matthiesen is an exciting one,” added Morgan.
“Lewis has shown significant pace and ability over the past two seasons with the 570S GT4 on the Driver Development Programme in British GT, and now moves up to his biggest challenge yet, competing across European circuits.”
HHC Motorsport team boss Charlie Kemp is looking forward to return to the GT4 European Series in 2020 with a strong driver line-up.
“I am very excited about 2020 already, and we still have a second driver line-up yet to announce. In Lewis and Patrik we have two young and fast drivers will allow us to challenge for success this season.”
“In our first season as a McLaren Customer Racing team in 2019 we were instantly competitive and successful in British GT and, with a season of learning the car, we are confident of taking race wins and the GT4 European Series title in 2020.”
“This is unfinished business for us as we were title fighters in 2018 so as we return to the European scene, we have all the ingredients for success.”
HHC Motorsport’s will announce its second driver line-up in due course. Silverstone will host the opening round of the 2020 GT4 European Series on May 8-10.