Two car entry for Academy Motorsport at Donington Park
Erik Evans, Atlanta Motorsports Park member and VRD Racing driver, will make his debut in the Intelligent Money British GT Championship at historic Donington Park, UK, October 15th-16th. Erik will be driving with championship contender, Academy Motorsport, piloting a Multimatic Motorsports Ford Mustang GT4 in the final race of the British GT season.
Evans earned his spot after a strong test day at Donington Park earlier this month under the watchful eye of Academy Motorsport team owner Matt Nicoll-Jones. “Erik had a really good test day. It was his first time on this track, in the Mustang, and he was able to quickly get up to speed” states Nicoll-Jones. “Erik came in with a purpose, progressed each time he was on track, and at the end of the day, his pace was strong.”
Evans brought his US F4 and USF2000 Championship series experience “across the pond” to challenge himself in UK’s premier motorsports series. “It was an awesome experience to test at Donington Park, with its long history in racing, the track was everything I had hoped it would be” states Evans. “My home track, Atlanta Motorsports Park, has many of the same characteristic as Donington, Blind and off camber corners, Elevation changes, Hairpin turns, and training there has really given me a solid foundation to run this track. And driving the Multimatic Ford Mustang GT4 was so much fun, the car is an absolute beast.”
While it is common for European drivers to come to the US, it is a little more unusual for US drivers to travel to Europe. “My driver development for the past 4 years under Dan Mitchell and the VRD Racing Team has been crucial to my success” expressed Evans. “Basically, I have been developed as a British driver, my physical training, driver development, racing experience, and the high expectations that Dan places on you, has been key to ready me for this series.”
“Erik has truly developed and matured as a driver within our program” says Mitchell “The way we train, instruct, and develop our drivers, really sets them up for not only success in Open wheel racing, but also in Sportscars, and in motorsports as a whole, the same principles apply.”
Evans will be teamed with Will Moore, a top level, experienced Academy Motorsport GT4 driver, for the premier 2 hours race.