Richardson Racing will take on a new challenge later this month after announcing an entry into the Hankook 24 Hours of Barcelona.
The event at the Circuit de Catalunya on the weekend of 16/17 September will mark the first endurance outing of the season for the Northamptonshire-based team as it seeks to add to an astonishing run of success on track in 2023.
Embarking on its most ambitious programme to date this year, the team kicked off the season with a dominant campaign in the new Porsche Sprint Challenge Southern Europe – scoring pole position for every race and taking four wins from six to secure the championship crown.
Over the course of the ‘regular’ season, the team has then run parallel programmes in Porsche Carrera Cup GB and Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux, scoring multiple race wins to enhance its reputation as one of the leading teams running the popular Type 992 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car.
Nowhere was that more evident than at Silverstone in July where, on its debut in the F1-supporting Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, the team produced a stunning performance to qualify inside the top ten before coming away from its home event with a fine second-place finish.
Having also run a car in Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland earlier this year, the entry into the 24 Hours of Barcelona – part of the 24H Series run by Creventic – provides the team with the chance to further showcase its versatility as it competes in a sixth different series with the Porsche.
The upcoming race will see the team competing in the class reserved for the Type 992 Cup car, with on-track action kicking off with testing on Thursday 14 September before free practice and qualifying on Friday 15th.
A night practice session later that evening comes before the race gets underway at noon local time on the Saturday 16 September, which will be streamed live on the 24H Series YouTube channel.
Andrew Richardson, Team Manager, said:
“Having enjoyed such a strong season so far with the Type 992 Porsche, we’re looking forward to returning to Catalunya for the upcoming 24 Hours having competed there earlier in the year in Sprint Challenge Southern Europe.
“The organisers have put together a strong field in the 992 class with more than 15 entries, and it provides us with another opportunity to show what we can do with the car, With the success we have enjoyed already in 2023, we are hopeful about challenging for a strong result in our class and pushing for the best possible overall finish.”