Watson wins promotion for McLaren drive at Spa
Andrew Watson's results in the British GT championship may not have been too eye-catching so far but his performances have still impressed his bosses at McLaren.
So much so they have promoted him to race alongside factory driver Rob Bell in the International GT Open round at Spa in Belgium this weekend where they will share a McLaren 650 GT3.
The 20-year-old student from Donaghmore, Co Tyrone, partners Scot Ross Wylie in the Von Ryan Racing team, although their British GT campaign, has been spoiled by a series of accidents and incidents.
Fellow Ulsterman Adam Carroll has withdrawn from the FF Corse Ferrari team along with Gary Eastwood after the pair were penalised in recent British GT rounds at Rockingham and Snetterton. They feel they have been harshly treated and have opted to quit the series.
Meanwhile, Richard Lyons returns to the GT Asia championship this weekend, partnering Frank Yu in the Craft-Bamboo team's Aston Martin Vantage at Sepang in Malaysia, where Yu was a winner last year.
Lyons finished fifth in an Audi in the Japanese Super GT round at Suzuka last weekend.