Belfast Telegraph

McLaren give green light to GT3 entry

McLaren are to return to sportscar racing next season after more than a decade in the wilderness.

McLaren's main target is 2012 when they aim to run in the European FIA GT3 series with racing cars based on their new road-going model currently in production, the MP4-12C.

As part of the development programme McLaren are to compete at a limited number of European GT races in 2011.

McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh said: “Racing is in our blood, so it was natural to develop a GT3 car alongside the 12C road car.

“We have a legendary history in global motorsport, including GT racing, and we aim to maintain that reputation with this GT3 programme and any future sports car projects that may evolve.”

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