Reigning Intelligent Money British GT Champion Ian Loggie will defend his title in 2023. The am driver, who claimed his maiden overall title at the close fought Donington Decider last year, delivered a surprise when he switched his allegiance from RAM Racing to Anglo-Bahraini outfit 2Seas Motorsport.
Loggie’s title defence chances has been boosted by the confirmation of Jules Gounon as his full season team mate in the first of two Mercedes-AMG GT3 EVOs from the team. Gounon impressed in his performances alongside the Scot last year but AMG factory commitments prevented him from running a full campaign and sharing the title.
Ian Loggie is familiar with 2Seas having raced to a podium with the outfit at the Gulf 12 Hours last year. He also claimed strong results with the crew in the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe, the FIA Motorsport Games, the 24H GT Series and domestically in the GT Cup. He also claimed the title in the ACO run Asian Le Mans Series.
Gounon’s successes in the past year read as a bucket list of great GT races. The Frenchman claimed victories at the 2022 LIQUI MOLY Bathurst 12 Hours, Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, Kyalami 9 Hours and blue riband CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa before defending his title at Australia’s greatest GT race last month.
“I can’t wait to be back on the British GT grid this year, wearing the #1 that we worked so hard to earn last year; that’ll be a very proud moment for me,” Loggie told BritishGT.com.
“After many great years with RAM Racing I felt the time was right for a change, and 2 Seas is a great team. I have history there, having raced in the Gulf 12 Hours with them, so I know how capable they are of turning out a fantastically competitive Mercedes-AMG.
“To be back with Jules is also something special. He’s one of the best GT3 drivers in the world and I learned a load working with him last year. With him alongside me for the whole of this season I know we’ll only get stronger and stronger as a partnership and the aim is to go for race wins and podiums from the very start as we try and defend this championship title.”
The team have yet to confirm their second driver line up for the 2023 season but should be able to release the information at the Media Day test at Donington Park next month.