British sports car racer Andy Meyrick is heading to his home round of the Blancpain Endurance Series at Silverstone this weekend (1/2 June) in the Gulf Racing McLaren 12C GT3.
Meyrick returns to his GT campaign fresh from his American Le Mans Series podium at Laguna Seca, where he finished third in the front-running P1 class in the DeltaWing.
This weekend the 27-year old from Chester will once again race alongside Gulf Racing team-mate and co-owner Mike Wainwright in the three-hour race, which takes place on Silverstone’s Grand Prix circuit.
“Silverstone is a fantastic circuit and to be racing in one of the most-competitive GT3 championships in the world here is really exciting,” comments Andy. “Not only is it great to be competing in front of the BRDC, but we have invited some guests from McLaren Manchester to join us following an event we held there last week.”
At the event – An Evening with Gulf Racing – which was hosted by Andy and had 30 of McLaren Manchester’s potential customers in attendance, Andy explained how the McLaren 12C GT3 is the racing version of the road-going supercar while showing them the race prepared 3.8-litre V8 twin-turbo Gulf Racing charger.
“I’m looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of the McLaren 12C GT3. It’s a fantastic car, which we tested at Silverstone earlier this year – it’ll be interesting to see how competitive it is here with such a strong grid alongside us. ”
The Silverstone round of the Blancpain Endurance Series starts on Saturday 1 June with qualifying at 0900hrs GMT. The race starts at 1450hrs GMT on Sunday 2 June. Follow Andy’s progress at www.andymeyrick.com/news and on Twitter using @andymeyrick