Customer BMW squad Triple Eight Racing has announced its largest campaign to date, with full-season commitments to both the Blancpain Endurance Series and British GT Championship.
The British team, now in its third season of sportscar competition, will field two BMW Z4s in the Blancpain Endurance Series. Regular duo Joe Osborne and Lee Mowle will form a Pro-Am Cup entry with Ryan Ratcliffe, with a second line-up currently being established.
Last season the Greatworth-based team took part in two Blancpain Endurance races, before notching a double class podium finish on the streets of Baku in its Blancpain Sprint Series debut last November. With a long-term plan to make Triple Eight a force in international sportscar racing, the realisation of the Blancpain Endurance Series entries is a big step for a team more commonly associated with touring cars.
After exploring options, the Endurance Series was selected by Mowle to realise his goal of competing at some of the finest circuits in the world, especially since Joe Osborne – one of the Pro-Am title contenders in 2014 – is keen to build on last year’s impressive debut.
Lee Mowle: “The Total 24 Hours of Spa is one of those races you just want to do as a driver. Add to that Monza, Ricard and the Nürburgring, plus Silverstone and it’s a great series. On paper we’ve got a strong team, and it will be a great environment for us to prove ourselves. We ran last year with two different line-ups so it’s impossible to say where we sit in the food chain but I think at Silverstone and Spa we should be able to turn in some good performances; I’m really excited about it.”