History

Barwell Motorsport is one of the UK’s most successful professional racing teams, having been competing at the forefront of different motorsport categories during the past five decades.  It has a race-winning history dating back to the 1960s, and has competed in many different kinds of motorsport disciplines including GT/sportscars, Touring Cars, single-seaters and historics. Since the team started its GT racing programmes at the end of 2005, it has been one of the most successful and versatile outfits of its kind. Barwell has raced in the GT1, GT2, GT3 and GT4 categories all around the world.

The team has competed in top level sportscar and GT racing championships in the USA, UK and Belgium, as well as pan-European series such as the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) and Blancpain Endurance Series. It has also contested the world’s premier GT race event, the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, scoring a hat-trick of Pro-Am Podium finishes during 2014-2016.

In 2011 the team was chosen as the outfit that would bring the famous Le Mans-winning name of Ecurie Ecosse back to international sportscar racing. This partnership lasted through to the end of 2015 and resulted in two British GT Championship titles, and top 3 championship finishes in both the Blancpain Endurance Series andf the European Le Mans Series. In 2016 we were chosen by Lamborghini Squadra Corse to be one of their Official Partner Teams and receive a significant level of support through to the end of 2018. In year one of this we scored the first British Gt win for the Huracan GT3 and challenged very strongly for the British title, as well as taking podium finishes in the Blancpain Endurance Series.

Team Highlights

  • 2006, 2014 British GT Drivers Champions
  • British GT race-winners 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • 2007, 2015 British GT Overall Teams Champions
  • Blancpain Gt Series Endurance Cup Pro-Am race-winners 2017
  • 2014 Blancpain Endurance Series – 3rd Pro-Am
  • 2014 - 2016 24 Hours of Spa – Pro-Am Podium finishes
  • ELMS race winners & 3rd in GTC Championship 2013
  • Multiple podium finishes in ELMS, Blancpain Endurance Series, British GT
  • 2013 Silverstone 1000kms (British Endurance Championship) - Winner
  • Britcar GT race-winners 2007, 2010, 2013
  • Points finish on FIA GT world series debut in Zhuhai, China (GT1)
  • First-ever British GT 1-2-3 team race result (2007)
  • First-ever British race series victory for a Bio-Ethanol fuelled car
  • Contested sportscar classics 24 Hours of Spa (FIA GT/Blancpain Endurance Series), Sebring 12-Hours and Petit Le Mans 1000-Miles (American Le Mans Series)