Phil Keen joins 2 Seas Motorsport to maintain championship charge
Ahead of the Intelligent Money British GT Championship media day, 2 Seas Motorsport confirms an exciting second full season GT3 entry for 2023. James Cottingham will continThe 2 Seas Motorsport British GT driver line-up will be further bolstered by one of the championship’s most decorated drivers, with confirmation that Phil Keen will join the squad for three rounds. Making a return to the series for a 16th season, he will stand in alongside Ian Loggie for the Portimao round, and partner James Cottingham for two rounds, covering for the absent Jules Gounon and Jonny Adam respectively. ue his relationship with the team for a second year, joined for a run at the Pro-Am class honours by four-time series champion, Jonny Adam. This pairing will campaign with the DK Engineering-backed Mercedes-AMG GT3, joining the previously announced duo of reigning champion Ian Loggie and Jules Gounon, underlining the team’s drive to challenge for overall honours.
Phil arrives at the team holding the record for the most wins in British GT history having stood on the top step of the GT3 podium 19 times. He will debut with the team at the Silverstone 500, deputising for Jonny Adam in the #4 DK Engineering-backed entry due to a clash of race calendars. He will then switch sides of the garage for Portimao as he covers for Jules Gounon in the #1 Mercedes-AMG GT3 alongside Ian Loggie. His final appearance will come at the #DoningtonDecider where he will be back with James Cottingham.
This confirmation underlines the commitment by the team and drivers to ensure no momentum is lost in the push for a strong result in the championship. James Cottingham will be paired with the two most successful drivers in the series’ history, with Jonny holding the record for most championship wins and Phil having the most winners trophies. Meanwhile, reigning champion Ian Loggie’s title defence will remain fully focused with the substitute for Jules.
“It’s great to be back in the British GT paddock for another season. Really looking forward to working with 2 Sea Motorsport – they are a great team, they have made me feel very welcome already, and I feel like I’ve been there a season already. Looking forward to racing with Ian and James, who have proven themselves to be two of the best on the grid, and I think both are strong title contenders for this season. I’m looking forward to working with everyone to keep the championship momentum!”
Phil Keen, #1 and #4 Mercedes-AMG GT3, 2 Seas Motorsport