GP3 racer Seb Morris will be joining Team Parker Racing in British GT for 2016, racing in the Bentley Continental GT3 built by M-Sport.
“I really am so excited to be making the move into GT racing this year, it is an absolutely fantastic development for my career to be joining Team Parker Racing in the team’s first year working with Bentley,” said Morris. “Hopefully this will prove to be the start of a very fruitful GT career; I’m elated to be associated with the famous ‘Bentley Boys’.”
After a successful debut in the Formula 1 feeder series in 2015, Morris blamed escalating costs as the main reason why he has made such a side step for 2016. Speaking to F1i at this years Autosport Show, Morris said: “There are people racing in GP3 this year who are throwing £8million at an F1 seat and they’ve not had any results all year and they just get an F1 drive – its all about money so unless I win the lottery or have £40million in the bank, there is no point pursuing the F1 dream and blowing money down the drain.”
This is perhaps the harsh reality facing most drivers working their way up the single seater ladder these days, but with opportunities in sportscar racing and open rulebook adopted by the top WEC teams, endurance racing is looking more like an appealing option than ever.