Alexander Sims to make British GT debut with Ecurie Ecosse

Factory BMW driver Alexander Sims will make his British GT debut this season with Ecurie Ecosse

Alexander Sims to make British GT debut with Ecurie Ecosse

The 2008 McLaren AUTOSPORT BRDC Award winner will line up alongside Marco Attard in the Barwell Motorsport-run Z4 GT3 for six of the series' seven rounds.

Sims is confident he will be able to fight for wins, but concedes that missing the races at Snetterton due to a calendar clash may stop him from mounting a personal title challenge.

"It's fantastic to be back racing in a British championship and really exciting to be coming back to British circuits," said Sims, who switched to BMW from McLaren's GT roster for this season.

"Last year the level was pretty damn high at the front. I haven't tested but I would hope I would be up to speed very quickly.

"I'm not saying it's going to be a breeze, but we should consider ourselves contenders."

Attard won once in 2013 alongside Oliver Bryant, and they were two of eight drivers in the mix for the title heading into the final round.

He is optimistic they will be capable of fighting at the front again this year.

"I've got good faith in Alexander," he told AUTOSPORT. "It's a matter of him pushing me more and more.

"We had a couple of issues last year without which we would have been alright. Hopefully with the combination of Alex and myself we should be up there."

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