One of four crews in with a shot at the title at Donington Park in October, Enduro Motorsport are aiming to go better in 2023 with a new look for the Evo upgraded McLaren 720S GT3. The team continue with an unchanged driver line up for the third full season; team boss Marcus Clutton is joined again by Morgan Tillbrook.
The most obvious change is a switch from one slightly controversial sponsor, OnlyFans, to another in the form of Cazoo. The online used car sales giant’s orange look adorns the latest spec machine from Woking at a time when Cazoo is making industry headlines for wide ranging site closures in its network.
15 of the 22 Cazoo Handover Centres are set to close in the coming months with redundancies likely as part of a cost cutting solution. The business was launched on an online only platform which relied on HGV and LGV car transporters to deliver directly to clients homes.
Morgan Tillbrook’s second full season in the championship comes after a deeply impressive run last year. That charge to 3rd in the standings, with two wins to his credit, comes after a breakthrough at the Donington Decider in 2021 which saw the outfit claim their maiden overall race win.
“We learned the ropes in 2021 and became genuine title contenders last year so this season there really is only one goal: to win the overall GT3 drivers’ title,” he told the series. “Marcus and I were certainly fast enough to do that last year but I don’t mind admitting we made too many mistakes as well. And history shows that it’s consistency rather than outright speed that often wins British GT championships.
“Ok, we went to Donington still in title contention, but circumstances weren’t ideal. Three non-scores were far too many, and this season looks even more competitive. But if we can score solidly every weekend and take our victory opportunities when they present themselves then we should be there or thereabouts when the Decider rolls around again.”
Clutton meanwhile is taking on additional responsibilites as Enduro expand to a multi-class effort. The GT3 machine is set to be joined by a GT4 entry, whose details are yet to be revealed.
“You look at some of the entries and pairings that have been announced and think ‘ok, things have gone up another level this year’, but that also gives us something to aim at,” BritishGT.com reports him as saying. “The entry is littered with factory drivers whereas I run the team as well as race the car. But that’s never prevented Morgan and I from being competitive and there’s no reason to believe we won’t be this year, either. It actually serves as extra motivation for me.”
Both the GT3 entry announced here and the forthcoming GT4 contender will break cover at the Donington Park Media DayBritish GT Media Day 2023 test on Tuesday.