Andy Meyrick re-signs with Bullitt Racing for 2020 as the team take on the Michelin Le Mans Cup in a Bentley Continental GT3.
Dec. 10, 2019. Manchester, GB. –
Andy Meyrick has re-signed for a fourth season with the Malaga-based Bullitt Racing team for 2020.
Following a successful 2019 season for Bullitt Racing in the GT4 European and Southern European Series, Andy and team founder Stephen Pattrick will take the bold step up to race in the 2020 Michelin Le Mans Cup.
Since the team’s inception in 2016, Meyrick has been the lead Pro driver for Bullitt Racing and instrumental in the team going from strength to strength, securing podiums and wins.
Meyrick, a previous factory driver and two-time Blancpain Endurance Vice-champion with Bentley, has considerable experience behind the wheel of the Continental GT3. Results include victories at the 2014 Silverstone and Paul Ricard Blancpain endurance rounds as well as podiums at the 2015 Paul Ricard, Monza and Nürburgring endurance races.
“I’m excited to take the next step with Bullitt on its trajectory towards the eventual target of a place on the 24 Hours of Le Mans grid,” said Meyrick. “I have enjoyed a great relationship with Bentley for a long time now and combining this with my three years at Bullitt Racing; I’m very excited for the 2020 season and the possible results. Stephen has worked incredibly hard this past year, we’ve had great results, and I believe we’re in a very good position to make the move to the competitive GT3 grid.”
The Michelin Le Mans Cup comprises of five two-hour races at the Barcelona (E), Monza (I), Paul Ricard (F) and Spa-Francorchamps (BEL) Formula 1 venues with the finale at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portugal. Moreover, the series includes a ‘blue riband’ double-header supporting the 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans, made up of two 55-minutes races in the middle of June.
“It’s fantastic to have Andy back as driver and Team Performance Director for Bullitt Racing’s fourth season of racing and the step up to GT3,” said Stephen Pattrick. “Andy has been instrumental in making the change to Bentley and to race the Bentley Continental GT3. He has a lot of experience with the car and Bentley as a brand, having previously been a ‘Bentley Boy’ where he enjoyed a lot of success. I’m excited to co-drive with him and get the 2020 season underway.”
In addition to competing in the Michelin Le Mans Cup, Bullitt Racing will continue to contest and develop its young driver programme within the European GT4 Series with its two Mercedes AMG GT4s in 2020 supported by Andy.