BMW Jordan Witt Hankook 24HR Dubai

Nantwich race ace Jordan Witt will make a return to the annual Hankook 24H Dubai in January.

Witt has signed a deal with Schubert Motorsport to pilot the squad’s new BMW M4 GT3.

And both driver and team have their sights set on challenging for victory.

It marks the first competitive outing for the German team’s new BMW M4.

The twice-round-the-clock encounter at Dubai Autodrome on January 14 and 15 was previously won by Schubert Motorsport previously won in 2011.

Witt will team-up with fellow Briton Nick Yelloly and German duo Jens Liebhauser and Marcel Lenerz.

He said: “This is such an awesome opportunity.

“I can’t thank everyone at Schubert enough and I obviously cannot wait to get behind the wheel of the BMW M4 GT3 for the first time – it’s a mega car and if it goes as fast as it looks, we’ve got a great chance in the Dubai 24 Hours.

“The guys have put together a strong line-up with Nick, who is obviously a BMW works driver, Marcel and Jens and I really am looking forward to teaming with them.

Jordan Witt
Jordan Witt

“I’ve got a lot of experience in a variety of GT3 cars, including Lamborghini, Bentley and McLaren, so it’s an exciting prospect to be racing a new marque.”

Witt was GTC Class Champion in British GT in 2011, GT Cup Champion in 2016 and Silver Cup winner of the prestigious Total 24 Hours of Spa in 2019.

He raced a Lamborghini in the Fanatec GT2 European Series this year as well as in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe.

He also contested the final round of the British GT Championship season in a Bentley Continental GT3.

His only prior experience of the Dubai 24H came in 2019, racing in the GT4 class.

“Although the BMW M4 GT3 is new to me and it’ll be the first time working with Schubert, I’m very confident we have a fantastic package and will be able to hit the ground running,” he added.

“It’s an exciting new challenge, and there will be a lot to learn, but I really am very confident we can try to fight for the win.”

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