Skip Barber Racing College launches GT4 America entry
Skip Barber Racing College is increasing its presence on the highest ranges of motorsports with a Toyota GR Supra GT4 within the Pirelli GT4 America 2023 season. Matt Forbush will pilot the brand new entry with Skip Barber lead teacher Carter Fartuch as co-driver.
Forbush competed in TC America in 2020 and superior to GT4 America in 2021 behind the wheel of the Forbush Efficiency Toyota GR Supra GT4, the place he has been competing since. In 2023, Forbush Efficiency partnered with Skip Barber Racing College to take this system to the subsequent degree.
“I really feel like that is the proper match to proceed the progress we now have made within the Supra GT4 over the past two seasons,” mentioned Forbush. “I couldn’t ask for a greater situation than to run with Skip Barber. They supply so many alternatives to enhance as a driver, not solely within the Supra, however with the entry I’ve to their workforce of world class instructors at nearly each observe within the nation by way of their racing faculties. On prime of that, I’ll have Carter within the automobile with me to study from and, most significantly, put the automobile up entrance. I’m very optimistic about what the season holds for us!”
Fartuch is coming contemporary off a powerful season in TC America, the place he debuted the Gen 11 HPD Civic Si and completed runner-up within the TCA class. Though most just lately skilled in TC, Fartuch isn’t any stranger to SRO GT racing. Fartuch was the 2019 Saleen Cup Younger Class Champion and is trying ahead to transitioning from TC to GT.
“I’m past excited to compete in GT4 America alongside Matt Forbush, backed by our unimaginable Skip Barber Racing Group,” mentioned Fartuch. “Having come from GT racing, taking the final two years and competing in TC America was a really enjoyable and new problem, and I’m grateful for the success that I had within the collection and the developmental work we have been in a position to do. This season, I need to deliver that very same success again into GT racing behind the Toyota GR Supra GT4.”
The GR Supra GT4 relies on the GR Supra – TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s first-ever international mannequin. A 3-liter in-line six-cylinder engine with a single twin-scroll turbocharger has been tuned to 430hp with a seven-speed sports activities automated transmission with paddle shift and the mechanical limited-slip differential driving the rear wheels. The entrance splitter and rear wing are fabricated from pure fiber composite, contributing to an general weight of 1,350kg.
“The choice to decide on Toyota was a straightforward one as we now have been using the road model of the GR Supra at our faculties and occasion activations,” mentioned Joe Monitto, Chief Income Officer. “Our college students have a blast driving them and our instructors are constantly impressed with the on-track efficiency. Once we determined to enter GT4 America, the Supra GT4 was our best choice.”
The Skip Barber Race Group is campaigning the complete Pirelli GT4 America Championship whereas sustaining its championship-winning TC America race workforce, beginning with the primary spherical at Sonoma Raceway from March 30 – April 2. The workforce goes into its third season after back-to-back TC class championships, producer championships, and a pair of prime three factors finishes in TCA. Final season, the workforce secured 13 victories throughout all drivers with over 25 podium finishes.
For extra info on methods to race within the Skip Barber Race Group in GT or TC competitors, name 866-932-1949 or contact us right here.