19 February 2019
A three-car line-up will propel FF Corse’s charge to win a fourth overall GT Cup title in 2019.
The Silverstone-based team claimed both Drivers’ and Teams’ Championships in 2015 to add to the Teams’ title they’d previously achieved two years earlier. Now, with an experienced line-up that includes a British GT title winner and several GT Cup regulars, hopes are high for more silverware this year.
David Mason and Ross Wylie line up in one of two Ferrari 488 Challenge cars fielded by FF Corse and are aiming to make it three significant UK titles in a row with the team. A regular race winner in the VW Cup, Ross switched to GT racing in 2014 and achieved instant success by winning the British GT4 Championship at the first attempt.
He added the overall Britcar Endurance title in 2017 and, after joining FF Corse, the Britcar Sprint Class 1 crown last year. David was Ross’s partner during his 2018 championship successes with FF Corse and was the British Endurance Champion in 2014 and ‘15 as well as winning class titles in ‘16 and ‘17 with the team.
Tim Mullen, Team Manager, said:“It’s exciting to be heading into a new GT Cup season with three cars that I’m sure will be right up there and fighting for the title. In David Mason and Ross Wylie, we have a partnership that is already thriving at this level of motorsport and have to be considered title contenders. Laki is an extremely experienced driver with lots of wins and podiums to his name during his racing career, while having two generations of de Zilles sharing a car adds an extra dynamic. They’re both coming back from racing layoffs, but each one has been a front-runner in a variety of series, so once they’re up to speed, they could be tough to beat.”
They are joined in a similar vehicle by Laki Christoforu, who is set to take on the series solo.
Laki has raced extensively in historic motorsport in GT and touring cars and has competed in contemporary machinery in the GT Cup and Ferrari Challenge Europe
A father-and-son team fill the third entry as ex-British Formula Three Championship racer Graham de Zille teams-up with son Dan to race a Ferrari 458 Challenge. Graham breaks a 25-year lay-off to contest the GT Cup while Dan, who races in Formula Ford UK and the Porsche Carrera Cup GB has not raced since 2013 himself.
A seven-round calendar awaits GT Cup competitors in 2019; beginning and ending at Donington Park.
The series is of a ‘pro-am’ nature with each weekend comprising a sprint race, and then a longer ‘enduro’ in which the ‘pro’ can partner the main-season driver, on each day.