History

Barwell Motorsport is one of the UK’s most successful professional racing teams, having been competing at the forefront of different motorsport categories during the past five decades.  It has a race-winning history dating back to the 1960s, and has competed in many different kinds of motorsport disciplines including GT/sportscars, Touring Cars, single-seaters and historics. Since the team started its GT racing programmes at the end of 2005, it has been one of the most successful and versatile outfits of its kind. Barwell has raced in the GT1, GT2, GT3 and GT4 categories all around the world.

The team has competed in top level sportscar and GT racing championships in the USA, UK and Belgium, as well as pan-European series such as the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) and Blancpain Endurance Series. It has also contested the world’s premier GT race event, the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, scoring a top four GT3 finish in 2009.

In 2011 the team was chosen as the outfit that would bring the famous Le Mans-winning name of Ecurie Ecosse back to international sportscar racing. Since then it has successfully run their BMW Z4 GT3s in the British GT and pan-European series, claiming third place in both the 2013 British GT and ELMS Championships.

Team Highlights

  • 2006, 2014 British GT3 Champions
  • British GT race-winners 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • 2007, 2015 British GT Overall Teams Champions
  • 2015, 2016 British GT Championship – 2nd overall
  • 2014 Blancpain Endurance Series – 3rd overall
  • 2014 - 24 Hours of Spa – 2nd overall - PRO-AM
  • 2013 British GT Championship – 3rd overall
  • ELMS race winners & 3rd in GTC Championship 2013
  • Multiple podium finishes in ELMS, Blancpain Endurance Series, British GT
  • 2013 Silverstone 1000kms (British Endurance Championship) - Winner
  • Britcar GT race-winners 2007, 2010, 2013
  • Points finish on FIA GT world series debut in Zhuhai, China (GT1)
  • First-ever British GT 1-2-3 team race result (2007)
  • First-ever British race series victory for a Bio-Ethanol fuelled car
  • Contested sportscar classics 24 Hours of Spa (FIA GT/Blancpain Endurance Series), Sebring 12-Hours and Petit Le Mans 1000-Miles (American Le Mans Series)