Jan 29 2024
Johnny Mowlem joins GT Cup Team as Driving Standards Officer
The GT Cup Championship is delighted to announce that experienced sportscar ace Johnny Mowlem will join the team as its Driving Standards Officer for the 2024 season.
A multiple winner in the series, Mowlem’s presence in GT Cup included a second place finish in the GTC Group standings back in 2018, when he shared a Red River Sport-run Ferrari with Bonamy Grimes during what proved a fruitful partnership between the pair.
Mowlem will now make a welcome return to the GT Cup Championship paddock in a different role, switching a seat behind the wheel to working with both drivers and MSVR officials to ensure that due diligence and care is carried out on the race tracks during the coming campaign.
The 2013 European Le Mans Series GT champion will take over the reigns left by former BTCC race winner Phil Bennett, continuing to inject a racing driver’s mindset into driver briefings, and in on-track decision-making.
Mowlem will bring with him an abundance of racing knowledge from an illustrious career, primarily through his successes in sportscar racing, having raced with the likes of Ferrari, Saleen and Porsche, as well as in Prototypes.
The 54-year-old from Ascot has numerous accolades to his racing CV, having kicked off his career in 1990 before finding success in British Formula 3 in 1995 with four wins. A switch to GTs proved potent, Mowlem competing in the prestigious Le Mans 24 Hours on no fewer than 10 occasions, with a best result of second in the competitive GT class in 2000 alongside future class wins in the Sebring 12 Hour and Daytona 24 Hour blue ribbon events.
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