After making an impressive debut in GT racing last year, James Pull is set to continue his strong form as he joins Barwell Motorsport for 2019, contesting the Silver Cup class of the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup.
Making a name for himself as one-to-watch in the GT arena, James claimed victory in his first time behind the wheel in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Middle East championship last February. From a stellar start, he continued his impressive upward trajectory throughout 2018, earning a catalogue of silverware across Europe and Asia. Contesting Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe (Bonaldi Motorsport) and Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia (FFF Racing Team) championships, he and his teammates claimed vice-championship honours in both series.
With 5 wins and 12 further podiums in 2018, 19-year-old James firmly established himself as one of the top young British GT drivers, and looks to continue this success as he steps up to the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup for 2019. Taking the wheel of a brand new Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo, the British-Malaysian driver teams up with championship contenders Barwell Motorsport, alongside fellow Brits - Sandy Mitchell and Jordan Witt.
“I’m excited to be driving in GT3 this year, especially competing in Blancpain. I’m delighted to join Barwell Motorsport, they’re a really strong team and have enjoyed great success over the past few years. My teammates are talented guys and together I think we have a really good shot at the Silver Cup Championship”
Taking place across 5 rounds, the championship consists of three 3 hour endurance races (3 Hours of Monza, 3 Hours of Silverstone and 3 Hours of Barcelona) along with the Circuit Paul Ricard 1000kms and the 24 Hours of Spa events. Poised for the challenge of his first 24 hour event, James Pull commented:
“I’m looking forward to learning as much as I can within the GT3 paddock and having the opportunity to show what I can do. Of course, I’m really excited to get the chance to compete in longer races like the 24 hours of Spa, it’ll be my first 24 hour experience and I can’t wait to get out there.”
The Black Bull-backed Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo will start its testing programme in Portimao, Portugal in February, before moving on to the official Blancpain pre-season test at Paul Ricard on March 13-14, and then to Silverstone prior to the first race of the Endurance Cup at Monza on April 14th.