ANDY MEYRICK #33
HOME: Chester, UK
DOB: 4 September 1985
HELMET COLOURS: Red, white, black and yellow
Andy Meyrick is a professional British racing driver from Cheshire. Having started his career in Formula Ford, Andy successfully moved up through the motorsport ranks and has raced in some of the world’s most competitive and renowned championships.
Experienced in driving both GT and prototypes as a factory driver for the Bentley and Aston Martin Racing teams respectively, Andy has established himself as one of the most successful and versatile racing drivers competing today.
Career highlights include victories in the highly competitive Blancpain Endurance Series, podiums at Sebring and Petit Le Mans and a fourth-place finish overall at the 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans, as well as a highest placed rookie on the highly competitive grid in the same year.
Andy’s most recent victories include double podium finishes in the 2019 GT4 South European Series at Portimão and Estoril with teammate Stephen Pattrick.
2020 sees Andy get behind the wheel of a Bentley Continental GT3 alongside Stephen Pattrick, racing in the Michelin Le Mans Cup.
Andy continues to race with Bullitt Racing, partnering with team owner Stephen Pattrick in the #33 Mercedes-AMG GT4. The experienced duo will be competing in the 2019 European Series and select rounds at the GT4 South European Series.
Continuing with Bullitt Racing and switching to a Mercedes-AMG, Andy competed in a full European GT4 Series that included a number of podiums and a victory at Spa-Francorchamps.
Additional races in the 2018 season included the GT4 World Final in Bahrain and The Gulf 12 Hours with Bullitt Racing as well as the Total 24 Hours of Spa with Team Parker Racing in the #24 Bentley Continental GT3.
Amongst professional driving duties, Andy works with the coveted BRDC Superstar Programme as Programme Director as well as Performance Manager for Team UK in which he provides expertise and experience with managing and developing both amateur and young aspiring professional drivers.
Michelin Le Mans Cup, European GT4 Series – Andy placed the Motorsport98 team on the podium with a third-place championship result in their inaugural season of the Michelin Le Mans Cup. An outstanding performance by Andy behind the wheel of the Ligier JS P3 led to the first victory for the team at the season finale in Portimão, moving the team from fifth to third in the championship.
Andy’s second full season drive came in the form of another new-for-2017 team, Bullitt Racing and their McLaren 570S GT4 in the GT4 European Series Northern Cup. Throughout the season Andy provided lead-driver support including pro pace, strategy and race car development that resulted in early success for the team and included a pole at the Red Bull Ring and a second-place finish.
Blancpain Endurance Series, IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship – Andy was placed with Team Parker Racing by Bentley for the Total 24 Hours of Spa. After helping the team claim Pro-Am pole position and leading the class for the early hours, it looked like Andy could be on for a good result but a small mistake from a teammate meant that it was over after nine hours. Spa 24 would have to wait for another year.
Andy returned for another season with Deltawing Racing in the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship. The Don Panoz owned-team showed race-leading performance and significant reliability improvements with Andy achieving the teams best qualifying performance in 2016.
Blancpain Endurance Series, Tudor United Sportscar Championship, GT Asia, Nürburgring 24 Hours – As a Bentley factory driver, Andy and his team-mates scored more podiums than any other car finishing as vice-champions in the Blancpain Endurance Series.
With his customary speed, Andy also impressed on his Nürburgring 24 Hours and GT Asia series debuts. In the Tudor United SportsCar Championship Andy shone on his enduro outings in the DeltaWing prototype car.
Blancpain Endurance Series, Tudor United SportsCar Championship – Andy returned to the works Bentley GT Team winning at Silverstone and Paul Ricard, as well as finishing vice-champion in both the drivers and teams championship.
Complimenting his season, Andy also competed once again in the revolutionary DeltaWing in key rounds of the Tudor United SportsCar Championship rounding off his season with a fourth-place finish at Petit Le Mans.
Recognition of Andy’s 2014 achievements was acknowledged by the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) and was awarded The John Cobb Trophy.
Blancpain Endurance Series, ALMS, Gulf 12 Hours – Andy returned to Gulf Racing to compete in the McLaren MP4-12C GT3 in the highly competitive European Series.
In the ALMS Championship Andy took seven podium finishes driving the DeltaWing LMP1 car securing fourth in the championship standings.
Andy was signed as a Bentley Factory Driver as the British marque made their return to motorsport. Andy was integral in the development of the Bentley Continental GT3 car, which he drove to a 4th place finish in its first outing at the Abu Dhabi Gulf 12 Hours.
Spa 24 Hours, Porsche Carrera Cup – Andy entered the Porsche Carrera Cup for the final three rounds of the championship and immediately impressed with a podium on his debut. He contested the Spa 24 Hour race with Gulf Racing, who later signed him for the 2013 season.
ILMC, Le Mans 24 Hour, VLN – As a works driver for Aston Martin Racing, Andy contested the ILMC and Le Mans 24 Hours in the team’s prototype car.
Additionally, Andy raced for the manufacturers GT team in the Nürburgring VLN series claiming three podiums.
ALMS, LMS, Le Mans 24 Hours – With Dyson Racing Andy recorded a podium finish on each of his endurance outings in the ALMS. Fourth overall on his Le Mans 24 Hours debut with Team ORECA. Andy was also signed by Aston Martin Racing for the Silverstone 1000km race.
Le Mans Series – Andy raced the Audi R10 TDI in the prestigious Le Mans Series. Andy helped take the team’s best ever result with a fourth place in Nürburgring and earned the team’s best qualifying position with a fifth at Silverstone in September.
British F3 – Andy took seven victories, and ten pole positions from 12 race starts in the British F3 National Class. Andy also became a member of the MSA Race Elite.
Formula Renault UK Winter Cup – Andy brought his independently run car home in an impressive 6th place in the final championship standings.
In his second year in competitive motorsport, Andy competed in both the UK Formula Ford and Formula Renault BARC Championships.
North West Formula Ford 1600 Championship – Andy won his first ever car race and went on to win ten races that season.