Epic, Stunning and OMG are all words used to describe the newly liveried One Motorsport Mercedes-AMG GT4 being campaigned by Ed McDermott and Mikey Broadhurst in the Intelligent Money British GT Championship this year. With inspiration drawn heavily from the Zakspeed Mercedes 190E DTM cars of the early 90s, the green and gold G-Force Capital backed machine will make the team’s debut in the championship when action gets underway this Easter at Oulton Park.
One Motorsport has never raced in the championship before but comes from a rebranding and merging of British Touring Car Championship team BTC Racing and Motus One who campaigned a McLaren, then the Mercedes in GT4 for the 2022 season. The team are still contesting the BTCC and are also racing in the British Endurance Championship this year.
“It’s great to be back in British GT with the newly-formed One Motorsport for a full season,” said McDermott. “2022 was my first full year of racing and it was a great learning experience. What was meant to be one or two rounds of BGT quickly turned into six. Despite a pretty bad run of luck we showed flashes of the performance we’ll need to compete at the front of the GT4 Pro-Am class this season and we badly want to win races. I was far too respectful and this year will be showing my teeth regardless of who I’m competing against; hard but fair racing.
“I have to say British GT is such a great championship and I love the support we received last year from the incredible BGT fans. Whether it was sending us amazing photos of our car, a pat on the back and encouragement when things went badly for us or just the unwavering passion for motorsport, it really makes every round special.
“One Motorsport has a brilliant culture, a never-give-up mentality and we’ve worked hard over the winter to get the car in great shape. Michael Broadhurst is an exceptional team-mate and coach, and like me he is chomping at the bit to get 2023 underway.”
The first chance to see the stunning retro-inspired livery comes at Media Day which takes place in March at Donington Park.