Historic racing driver Barrie Baxter will team up with Team Parker Racing to contest the GT4 class of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship in 2014.
Baxter, who has battled all manner of legendary racers and race cars through his historic racing exploits, is treating the 2014 season as a learning year to acquaint himself with modern machinery following an impressive array of success in the historic arena, including three podiums in historic events in Monaco.
Team Parker Racing will run the Porsche 911 GT4 which Baxter will race with an as yet un-named team-mate.
Barrie Baxter:“I’m really excited to be racing in the British GT Championship with Team Parker Racing for 2014. Despite some reasonable successes in historic racing, I’m a sportsman so I’ve always wanted to put myself in a highly competitive environment as my ultimate aim is to race at Le Mans. For me, the British GT scene is incredible. It’s obviously top of the tree for GT cars yet it’s accessible. It’s also good to be doing something a little bit different with a GT4 specification Porsche. Certainly, GT4 is really quite something this year with all the young guns and I expect I’ll be running around at the back to begin with, but let’s see what happens.”
British GT Championship Series Manager, Benjamin Franassovici:“It’s great to see Barrie and Team Parker Racing in GT4 with a Porsche for this season and I think we have a very exciting GT4 grid in prospect. We’ve reached full capacity at this early stage, well before our deadline. GT4 has grown in number and diversity with the addition of Porsche, Lotus, BMW and Aston whilst GT3 is very strong with over 20 cars. We are starting to work on Silverstone 500 in June and have already received entries for our popular 3 hour race. We really have a great season of British GT racing to look forward to as well as some other exciting plans for the Championship.”