George Richardson has signed a deal to drive in GruppeM Racing’s #98 2016 Porsche 991 GT3 in this weekend’s GT Asia round at Buriram, Thailand with fellow British driver Tim Sugden.
Richardson confirmed to DSC that at the moment the deal is just for this weekend, though he has intentions of racing in the remaining rounds with the former Asian Porsche factory team.
This weekend will also be his GT Asia debut. No stranger to GT3 machinery, Richardson raced in the Nürburgring 24 Hours last month with Walkenhorst Motorsport in its #101 PlayStation BMW M6, finishing 22nd.
“It was a late call up. I was delighted to get the call, I have wanted to race in Asia for a long time now, this is finally my chance. Even better, my manager Tim is my co-driver, so I’m hoping for a good result.
“I’d like to thank GruppeM for this chance, I can’t wait to drive the new Porsche GT3.”
GruppeM meanwhile made its return to GT Asia this season, with Philip Ma and Sugden driving for them in the first round at South Korea, finishing 10th and 11th in the two races.