- Whiston Prestige-backed racer switches to the British GT Championship for 2019, racing a TF Sport Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4.
- Dreams & Wishes ambassador unveiled alongside new team-mates Patrick Kibble, Josh Price and Tom Canning.
- Move set to build on Welsh rising star’s stints in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB, Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia and Renault UK Clio Cup.
Rory Collingbourne has been announced at TF Sport for the 2019 British GT Championship season, driving a brand-new Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4.
The Whiston Prestige-backed racer was unveiled alongside new team-mates and fellow silver-graded drivers Patrick Kibble, Tom Canning and Josh Price, though a final decision on crews for each car is yet to be taken.
Collingbourne graduates into the UK’s premier GT racing series off the back of a promising half-season in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Pro/Am class, claiming four podiums and two class victories.
Prior to that, further success in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia and Renault UK Clio Cup for the Dreams & Wishes Ambassador have marked out the 21-year old as one of Welsh motorsport’s rising stars.
The championship is a crucial step for those looking to progress further into international categories such as Blancpain GT or the FIA World Endurance Championship, and currently comprises both a GT3 & GT4 class.
The seven-event calendar takes in a host of the UK’s most renowned venues, including Brands Hatch, Silverstone and two visits to Donington Park, with an overseas trip to the legendary Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps also on the bill.
Oulton Park hosts the 2019 season opener, scheduled for the weekend of 20-22 April.
“I’m absolutely delighted to be able to confirm my programme in the British GT Championship with TF Sport,” commented Collingbourne.
“The team’s record speaks for itself at both domestic and international level, and I’m confident with the experience I’ve gained over the last few seasons in a variety of championships, we’ll be a force to be reckoned with.
“Pre-season preparation has gone well. I’m more motivated than ever and can’t wait to head to Oulton Park to start the new year properly in April.”
“We need to hit the ground running on our return to GT4 competition this year,” added TF Sport Director, Tom Ferrier.
“We have a clear objective and that is to win races and be in a position to challenge for the title with both cars.
“We’re delighted to have these four young drivers on board with TF Sport for the 2019 season.”