HHC Motorsport completes line-up with Taylor-Smith and Robinson

HHC Motorsport completes line-up with Taylor-Smith and Robinson

British Touring Car Championship race winner Aron Taylor-Smith will be joined by GT and experienced GT4 ace Mike Robinson as they tackle the pan-European series in the second of HHC’s McLaren 570S GT4s.

Aron Taylor-Smith returns to European competition, after a year in the GT4 class of the British GT Championship in a Ford Mustang. In 2018, he raced for Team Parker Racing in three rounds of the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup.

“GT4 is growing all the time. I raced against the HHC Motorsport McLarens in the UK last year and I could see how good the cars and the team were, so to join them and take on Europe is a great opportunity and I can’t wait for the season to get started,” said Taylor-Smith.

His co-driver will be Mike Robinson, the 2016 British GT4 class champion. Last year Robinson shared an Aston Martin with Patrik Matthiesen, who he will now race against in the sister HHC McLaren 570S GT4.

“This is going to be a great season. The GT4 European Series is really competitive and there are some new tracks to learn but I have two seasons of experience of the McLaren 570S GT4, winning races and grabbing pole positions,” said Robinson.

“Now, to take that experience and match it to a team like HHC is an excellent opportunity, so I am looking forward to the opening round at Silverstone. That is a track I know so it is a perfect starting point,” he added.

Team principal Charlie Kemp is happy to have signed both drivers for the coming European campaign.

“Both Aron and Mike have plenty of racing experience, from one-make saloons to GT racing, so I am sure that adapting to some new circuits will be no problem,” said Kemp.

“Both are well-versed in sharing a car and they lack nothing in race craft, so I am really optimistic about the 2020 season with them.”