Team Russia By Barwell driver, Leo Machitski, has agreed a one-off deal to join the Team Parker Racing entry for the Total 24 Hours of Spa. Leo will swap the Barwell Motorsport-run BMW Z4 GT3 that he normally races in the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) for TPR’s Audi R8 LMS Ultra, as he strives to help them win the Gentleman Trophy class at the Belgian classic, which is part of the Blancpain Endurance Series.
Leo will join Ian Loggie, Carl Rosenblad and Julian Westwood in the Audi, as part of what will form a very strong driver line up in the Gentleman Trophy. Leo was introduced to the available Spa seat at Team Parker Racing by Barwell Motorsport, the two teams having known each other and raced against each other in British motorsport for many years.
Machitski won the 2006 British GT3 Championship title aboard a Barwell Motorsport Aston Martin DBRS9, before finishing third in GT2 in the 2007 Total 24 Hours o f Spa in a Tech 9 Motorsport Porsche RSR which he shared with Sascha Maassen and the late Sean Edwards. Leo’s extensive experience and strong pace will be a major asset to Team Parker Racing in their quest for Spa success.
Stuart Parker, Team Parker Racing Team Principal: “We are very happy to have the opportunity to work with Leo, and are grateful to Team Russia By Barwell for their help in making this happen.”