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TEO MARTIN CONFIRMS SECOND McLAREN ENTRY IN THE GT OPEN AT SPA

With the GT Open championship battle entering the decisive phase, Teo Martín Motorsport, whose driver pair Alvaro Parente-Miguel Ramos is currently leading the overall standings, has decided to step up its efforts: the Spanish squad will enter at Spa (and possibly in the remaining races) a second McLaren 650S, in close cooperation with the British … Continue reading

WATSON MAKES EMOTIONAL RETURN TO ROCKINGHAM

Andrew Watson makes an emotional return to Rockingham on Sunday to contest the third round of the British GT Championship. The 20-year-old from Donaghmore, Co. Tyrone, races the Von Ryan Racing McLaren 650S GT3 sportscar in a two-hour race – the longest race the Co. Tyrone race driver has ever contested in his six-year motorsport career. … Continue reading

WATSON EXPERIENCES HIGHS & LOWS IN MAIDEN GT3 SPORTSCAR EVENT

Andrew Watson experienced the highs and lows of motor racing in his maiden 2015 British GT Championship event at Oulton Park in Cheshire on Easter Monday (6 Apr). The 20-year-old from Donaghmore, Co. Tyrone, racing a GT3 sportscar for the very first time, made a small but costly error when challenging for the lead in … Continue reading

McLAREN GT “YOUNG DRIVER” WATSON IN GOOD SHAPE TO START MAIDEN GT3 CAMPAIGN

Andrew Watson begins his quest for honours in the 2015 British GT Championship at Oulton Park in Cheshire on Easter Monday (6 Apr). The 20-year-old from Donaghmore, Co. Tyrone, races a McLaren 650S GT3 sportscar with Ross Wylie (Scotland) in two, one-hour races at the Cheshire track. Watson, who has previously raced in various Ginetta sportscar … Continue reading

McLAREN GT CONFIRMS YOUNG DRIVER PROGRAMME DETAILS FOR 2015 SEASON

Further to the recent announcement regarding the launch of the Young Driver Programme, it has now been confirmed that McLaren GT rookies Andrew Watson (Northern Ireland, 19) and Ross Wylie (Scotland, 23) will contest the Avon Tyres British GT Championship. The pair will line up with McLaren GT customer team Von Ryan Racing to campaign … Continue reading

McLAREN GT LAUNCHES YOUNG DRIVER PROGRAMME

McLaren GT has confirmed today at the Autosport International Show the launch of the McLaren GT Young Driver Programme. Ahead of the 2015 GT season, which will see McLaren GT customer teams racing the new 650S GT3 in a number of championships across the world. Drivers Ross Wylie (Scotland, 23) and Andrew Watson (Northern Ireland, … Continue reading

PODIUM FINISH LEAVES ANDREW WATSON IN 3rd PLACE IN THE GINETTA GT SUPERCUP

The nineteen-year-old Douglas Motorsport driver battled his way through three races at Snetterton Circuit in Norfolk, to end the weekend in third place in the table. On Saturday, Watson, originally from County Tyrone in Northern Ireland, qualified in second place, but was later handed a penalty for exceeding track limits, which left him in fourth … Continue reading

ANDREW WATSON NAMED BRITISH RACING DRIVERS’ CLUB RISING STAR

Nineteen year old racing driver Andrew Watson has been invited to join the prestigious British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) Rising Star Scheme, following in the footsteps of former BRDC Rising Stars including Lewis Hamilton. The BRDC Rising Star scheme acknowledges exceptional young talent amongst British and Commonwealth drivers under the age of 24, across all … Continue reading

ANDREW WATSON TOP OF THE TABLE IN THE GINETTA GT 4 SUPERCUP

Nineteen year old Andrew Watson this weekend moved one step closer to a championship title as he returned to top of the table in the Ginetta GT 4 Supercup. In action at Thruxton Circuit in Hampshire, the Douglas Motorsport driver began the weekend in fourth place following qualifying: “We went for a different strategy than … Continue reading

WATSON IN SECOND PLACE IN THE GINETTA GT4 SUPERCUP

Nineteen-year-old Andrew Watson’s bid for the Ginetta GT4 Supercup title continued this weekend, with a wet and windy two days of action at Donington Park. The rain came thick and fast on Saturday, creating particularly difficult conditions for Watson, who finished fourth in qualifying. Despite this, the young driver managed to fight his way into … Continue reading

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