14 January 2019
It’s been another fantastic four days at Autosport International as Bute Motorsport brought the glamour of the GT Cup Championship to the show floor at the NEC in Birmingham. Situated in a prime location adjacent to the Autosport Main stage, fans and industry members alike were treated to an array of stunning cars and the excellent hospitality the Bute team is known for.
Present on the stand was the championship winning Aston Martin GT4 owned and run by Whitebridge Motorsports Chris Murphy, alongside National Motorsport Academy’s monstrous Mosler and two new cars for the 2019 season – the McLaren 570 GT4 of Steve Ruston and John Whitehouse, an upgrade from the Ginetta G55 the pair ran last season, and the Ferrari 488 belonging to David Mason and Ross Wylie.
Christopher Haynes – Managing Director
“The Autosport Show provides a great opportunity to connect with our drivers, teams and partners at the start of the new season. Reaction to our 2019 GT Cup Championship has been brilliant and has exceeded all previous records for full season entries at AIS.
The team are really excited by the reaction and looking forward to a fun and competitive season. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank my team and our Partners, especially MSVR, who together have delivered a timely and attractive proposition for our drivers and teams.”
Bute Motorsport were on hand for the duration of the show welcoming a range of guests from existing clients to prospective teams looking for a championship in which to race. The Bute Team were delighted to announce many new full season entrants for the 2019 GT Cup season who signed up on the stand, taking advantage of the early bird price and the many benefits included with being a full season entrant including a free set of Pirelli tyres and partner discounts.
Hannah James – Championship Director
“The show has been an amazing success. It has been great to see so many of our existing competitors and meet many new ones. I am thrilled with the current number of entries so far, with more in the pipeline. We also have some exciting new partners and sponsors to be announced soon. The whole team are looking forward to the start of the season in April”
On the 26th January the Championship holds its annual awards dinner at Brands Hatch, tickets for drivers/teams are still available via the MSVR website. The 2019 season begins with the media day at Brands Hatch on February 27th, followed by the opening rounds at Donington Park on the 13th and 14th of April.