Webb signs for Greystone British GT 2023
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January 18, 2023
Greystone GT are delighted announce a second British GT Championship campaign this year with a McLaren 720S GT3 entered by the Silverstone-based team.
Former European Le Mans Series Champion Oli Webb will partner Andrey Borodin in the GT3 Pro-Am category across the seven-round season that begins at Oulton Park on Easter weekend.
Greystone GT scored five Silver-Am podiums in its debut British GT season in 2022, including one for Andrey and Ed Pead at the Donington Park championship finale last October.
Andrey, who lives in Oxfordshire, made his race debut in the British Endurance Championship in 2020 and joined Greystone GT the following season, taking in events in both the BEC and the GT Cup.
He and Ed Pead scored multiple podium finishes in the latter series and then added to that with third place in class at Donington on what was their British GT race debut.
Oli, meanwhile, has enjoyed a huge number of international successes over a 15-year professional racing career that began with title-challenging campaigns in Formula Renault UK, British Formula 3 and Formula Renault 3.5.
He switched to sportscar racing in 2013; winning the European Le Mans Series overall crown and scoring an LMP2 podium at the Le Mans 24 Hours a year later and then adding outright victory at the Dubai 24 Hours in 2015.
Following a number of seasons in the FIA World Endurance Championship, he joined Greystone GT in 2021 to contest the GT Cup and has since claimed a GT4 victory at the Gulf 12 Hours and multiple race wins in the GT Cup; all aboard McLaren race cars.
The Knutsford racer, whose only previous British GT appearance had come in 2013, returned to the series at Spa-Francorchamps alongside regular Greystone GT co-driver Iain Campbell; the duo finishing eighth in Pro-Am.
Oli Webb said: “It’s super-exciting to be racing full-time in British GT for the first time. Before I joined Greystone GT I hadn’t done a UK series since F3 a decade earlier, but all the tracks came back quite easily. Greystone GT feels like a home from home and it’s a great feeling to arrive at a track knowing your car is going to be fast, consistent and extremely well-prepared. Andrey has a lot of potential, but right now is pretty light on experience compared to most of the other Am drivers we expect to be up against. That means we’ve set realistic targets in terms of pace and consistency through the first half of the season with the aim of looking at good results from mid-season onwards. I can’t wait to get started.”
Mark McLoughlin, Team Principal, said: “To be able to come into British GT last year as a relatively new team and instantly make it onto the podium in the Silver-Am class was a fantastic achievement. It’s one of the highest-level domestic series in the world, so to be in a position to score strong results and fight for class wins was very good. Andrey made his own mark on the series at Donington with an excellent top-10 overall qualifying result and a Silver-Am podium and I think that gives us a great platform on which to build this year. In Oli we have an excellent pro driver alongside him who, along with Ed [Pead, Driver Coach] will be instrumental in Andrey’s development across the year as we aim to challenge for the best results we can possibly achieve.”