The British GT season got underway at a slightly fresh Donington Park with their Media Day. A 36 car grid spilt across GT3 and GT4 and fielding no less than eight factory drivers.
Reigning Champion Ian Loggie returns to defend his title this time with Jules Gounon full-time alongside the Scot. Loggie also switches to 2 Seas Motorsport but still running a Mercedes AMG GT3 in a livery that is a nod to the GT1.
It won't be easy for Loggie to be the first amateur driver to retain his crown as the grid is packed with factory drivers, past champions plus a host of race winners.
Four times Champion Jonny Adam is in the sister 2 Seas Mercedes and is alongside 2022 contender James Cottingham. Adam at Oulton Park will making his 100th start in the British GT but his factory Aston Martin commitments will take the Scot out of action at Silverstone and the Donington finale.
Sandy Mitchell remains with Barwell Motorsport but has Shaun Balfe for company this year. Dan Harper is with the Century Motorsport squad in their BMW M6. Rob Bell and Marvin Kirchhoefer both McLaren factory drivers piloting their McLarens for Optimum Motorsport and Garage 59 respectively. Ross Gunn is with the Beechdean AMR Aston Martin team while Raffaele Marciello is in the RAM Racing Mercedes AMG.
Challenging these big star names will be the likes of Marcus Clutton, Sam Neary, Michael O'Brien and Callum Macleod who have also won previous races. Former 2017 GT4 victor Will Tregurtha is now in GT3 with the Barwell Lamborghini.
In GT4 there are no less than 8 different manufacturers represented, former champions and brand new cars.
Brand new for this year are the BMW M4 and the McLaren Artura. Century will be again running the BMW while no less than five teams are running the Artura.
There are no reigning champions returning to defend the title so early favourites have to be R Racing Josh Miller and Seb Hopkins who were so close to claiming the title last year, in fact, 30 minutes away from being crowned champions.
Moving into the Championship from the GT Cup are reigning GT4 Champions Sam Maher-Loughnan and James Wallis who will no doubt make their presence known. Optimum Motorsport are returning to GT4 after the last outing back in 2019.
The opening round of the season is at Oulton Park over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend 8th & 10th April.