RAM Racing will open a new chapter in its history this year, returning to the Intelligent Money British GT Championship with a new-look line-up led by Mercedes-AMG superstar Raffaele Marciello.
Swiss-Italian ace Marciello will join the returning John Ferguson aboard the team’s Mercedes-AMG GT3 to battle it out in British GT’s premier GT3 Pro-Am division. RAM Racing has a formidable record in British GT, having won both the GT3 drivers’ and teams’ titles last year, and the addition of Mercedes-AMG Driver Marciello serves as the team’s first major step into its new era.
Ferguson is a familiar face to the team, having enjoyed an impressive maiden season of GT3 racing last term. After making his British GT debut in a Toyota Supra GT4 during 2021, Ferguson stepped up to GT3 with RAM last year and soon secured a breakthrough race victory alongside Belgian Ulysse de Pauw at Snetterton. The result made Ferguson and de Pauw the only Silver-Am pairing to win a British GT race outright last season, and Ferguson went on to finish fourth in the class championship, despite missing the final two events.
Marciello is a star of the international GT3 scene, having celebrated multiple successes at the highest levels of GT3 racing during his Mercedes-AMG career so far. A European Formula 3 champion and GP2 Series race-winner during his single-seater career, Marciello switched to GT racing in 2017 and joined the Mercedes-AMG Driver roster a year later. He has since enjoyed a string of high-profile achievements, including winning last year’s GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup and the coveted 24 Hours of Spa. This year will mark his maiden appearance in British GT. RAM Racing will be pushing for wins and podium finishes from the first event with its refreshed driver line-up in the #15 Mercedes-AMG GT3, and new-look technical team. The car wears a new-look livery, created by Daniel Crossman Design.
John Ferguson said: “I wanted to do something dramatic for British GT this year, and this is the culmination of many months of trying to get Raffaele onboard for this year, and I’m delighted! In my mind, I’ve got the best GT3 driver in the world in my corner, and his record speaks for itself. I know I’ll learn huge amounts from working with Lello this year, which will help me improve as a driver. I was very pleased with how last year went in the end, but I know the areas I need to work on. Race pace was never the issue for me as I’ve always had good consistency, but I need to deliver more in qualifying – finding that ultimate single-lap pace on new tyres is the hardest part. This year is shaping up to be the toughest British GT season ever with the level of quality in the entry, so starting races near the front and staying out of trouble is going to be key. I have to aim high with a driver like Lello as my team-mate, so the goal is to fight for race wins and see where that takes us in the championship. Now it’s up to me to work hard and train hard to be in the best possible position to help make that happen.”
Raffaele Marciello said: “I’m really happy to be adding the British GT Championship with RAM Racing to my plans for the season. The British tracks are world-famous and look amazing, so I can’t wait to get to drive them and learn some new ones. Plus, I really love racing in the rain, which means the British weather won’t even be a problem for me! This year the level in British GT looks to be very high with a lot of professional drivers involved so it will be a nice challenge. I’m sure that between myself, John and RAM Racing we will have the tools to do a good job and fight for some nice results. I know we can have a very strong year.”
The opening round of the Intelligent Money British GT Championship takes place over Easter weekend at Oulton Park on April 8-10.