MOTORSPORT PARTNERS NEWS ROUND UPFletcher and Plowman step up to British GT3 with JRM and Bentley
GT4 Pro/Am champions Kelvin Fletcher and Martin Plowman will graduate to the Intelligent Money British GT Championship’s GT3 class with JRM Racing and Bentley this season.
The pair first contested British GT4 together in 2017 before winning the Pro/Am title with Beechdean AMR last season. 2020 will be the first time either driver has raced GT3 machinery, although Plowman’s CV includes an FIA World Endurance Championship title, Le Mans 24 Hours class win and several IndyCar appearances.
Both drivers will discuss their GT3 programme live on stage at the Autosport International Show in Birmingham today at 14:30.
They join a JRM squad embarking on its second full British GT campaign with Bentley’s gen-two Continental GT3, which won on debut at Oulton Park last season. The team previously won an FIA GT1 World Championship title with Nissan before overseeing the manufacturer’s GT3 programme.
“Announcing my partnership with Martin won’t be a surprise to anyone – he’s one of the quickest drivers out there, a class act behind the wheel and a great friend,” said Fletcher. “After three years of racing with him and developing that relationship, I wouldn’t be racing with anyone else.
“JRM’s stature within motorsport as World Championship winners in GT racing is something we’re really going to benefit from – their engineering expertise and how they use data to approach their car, season and races is unparalleled so I’m looking forward to using that to develop my driving as we go into [British GT’s] senior class. To be able to couple that with the best-sounding and best-looking car on the grid in the Bentley Continental GT3 is a win for us – Bentley have proven themselves not only to be a leader in luxury cars but also in motorsport too with this incredible race car.