Sam Tordoff will compete in the British GT Championship in 2017 after confirming he will partner former BTCC driver Liam Griffin at Barwell Motorsport to pilot a Lamborghini Huracan GT3.
Following on from four years in the BTCC, Tordoff recently called time on his stint in Britain’s premier race series after a stellar final season upon which he finished runner-up to Gordon Shedden in 2016 – missing out on the title by a mere two points.
Having always expressed an interest to delve deeper into the world of GT racing after competing in the European Le Mans Series in recent years, the 27-year-old is relishing the next step of his career.
Tordoff said: “I am really excited about 2017 as I embark on a new career in GT Racing. It is something we have looked at pursuing for a while, and when this opportunity presented itself with Liam and Barwell Motorsport it was the perfect time to jump ship.
“I’ve known Liam for a long time and I think together in the Lamborghini we have all the tools in place to mount a serious title challenge.
“The British GT Championship is going from strength to strength and I am very aware of the expectations of the team to be at the sharp end of it – I cannot wait to get started!”
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