RAM Racing will expand to add a GT Cup programme this season, with Charles Dawson and Seb Morris handling a new Mercedes-AMG GT4 in selected rounds.

As well as its defence of both the GT3 drivers’ and teams’ titles within the Intelligent Money British GT Championship this year, RAM will field a GT4-spec machine in four rounds of the GT Cup series, starting this weekend at the season opener at Donington Park.

Dawson, whose main programme this year is in the GT4 European Series racing a Porsche, will share with former Bentley factory driver Seb Morris, who is gearing up for his GT Cup debut. Dawson has racing history in both touring cars and GT4 machinery.

Morris has a string of racing successes to his name, having won titles in the Ginetta Junior and Formula Renault BARC championships, plus he lifted the outright British GT Championship crown back in 2017 at the wheel of a Bentley Continental. He has since gone on to compete in endurance race around Europe and last year had a part-campaign in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB.

Seb Morris said: “I really am looking forward to my first experience of GT Cup and I want to express my gratitude to Charles [Dawson] for reaching out with this great opportunity. I can’t wait to get started and to bring all of the experience I’ve gained from British GT, the GT World Challenge, International GT Challenge, 24H Series and the Rolex 24 at Daytona – among others!

“Obviously the GT4 car will be a little different to get used to from GT3, but I’m buzzing to be back on track this season with a fresh challenge in the Mercedes-AMG. My priority as the pro driver is to bring Charles on as much as I can, and provide him with a benchmark to work towards, and also assist with his plans for GT3 testing as the year progresses.”

RAM’s GT4 campaign will begin at Donington Park this weekend, before also taking in Brands Hatch (April 29/30), Snetterton (June 3/4) and Silverstone (July 29/30).