Witt expands his 2020 commitments
Jordan Witt has confirmed he will compete in selected rounds of the Intelligent Money British GT Championship this year alongside his existing commitments in the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup. The 29-year-old, who will make a welcome return to action in the UK’s premier endurance racing championship, is to contest three of the category’s seven events with JMH Automotive at the wheel of a Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo.
Witt will partner the car’s owner John Seale, a former GTC class champion in the GT Cup and a driver with experience of the British GT Championship, both at the wheel of the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 and also a Ferrari 488.
Announced during official British GT Media Day at Snetterton, the confirmation of Witt’s return to British GT means 2020 just got busier for the Cheshire racer having last month signed with Barwell Motorsport for the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup.
After winning the GTC class title in British GT back in 2011 with a Chevron GR8, Witt returned to the category the following year before moving on to Porsche Carrera Cup GB, International GT Open and Blancpain Endurance Cup action. In 2018, he combined the latter with selected outings in British GT and also made a one-off return to the domestic series last year. Witt has already tested successfully with JMH and he cannot wait for his maiden race outing with the squad, which will come at his and the team’s ‘home’ track, Oulton Park in Cheshire, over Easter weekend – just a few days before he is scheduled to begin his European campaign at Monza in Italy, also in a Lamborghini.
“It’s fantastic to have the opportunity to be back in British GT, and I’m really looking forward to partnering with John [Seale] and the guys at JMH”, said Witt, “I tested with the team a couple of weeks ago and everything went very well, the guys did a great job with the car and were very professional. John obviously has experience of British GT, as do JMH, so we’re aiming to do the very best job we can and enjoy some exciting races – the 2020 grid looks incredible. It’ll be great for my development as a driver as well to get more mileage in a Lamborghini, the races in British GT will complement my racing in GT World Challenge perfectly.”
JMH Automotive, which is based in Holmes Chapel just 15 miles away from Witt’s home in Nantwich, has enjoyed good success in a variety of endurance championships over the years – not least in the GT Cup where the squad won the Team Trophy in 2016. Winning the drivers’ title several years before in 2011, numerous top three championship finishes followed including with Seale in 2018.
Following the British GT Championship curtain-raiser over Easter weekend, Saturday 11th April to Easter Monday, 13th April, Witt will rejoin JMH for the final two race meetings of the campaign at Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit, on 29th/30th August, and Donington Park Grand Prix Circuit over the weekend 19th/20th September.