Having tested its new Aston Martin Vantage extensively over the winter period, Bullitt Racing is delighted to confirm that Stephen Pattrick, Théo Nouet and Valentin Hasse-Clot will race for the team in the Michelin Le Mans Cup.
In addition to the winter test programme, Stephen and Valentin competed together last weekend in the GT Winter Series in Barcelona, notching up an overall race victory and a further podium position on the team’s Aston Martin race debut.
Stephen has plenty of GT experience, most recently securing wins in the GT4 South European Series. As Team Owner, he first raced under the Bullitt Racing moniker in 2017 and has tested the Vantage GT3 extensively over the winter period in readiness for the season ahead.
Stephen will be joined by AMR Academy winner Valentin as well as Théo depending on other race commitments. The former jumped from his 2013 karting title to single-seaters in 2014 before taking the GT route in 2017. His championship success resumed in 2020 in the GT4 European Series helping him graduate from the Aston Martin Driver Academy in 2021.
Théo is just 19 years old and together with Valentin has already secured title success in the GT4 European Series. Last year the Frenchman finished a fine second in the ultra-competitive ADAC GT4 Series.
“It has taken us some time to find the right driver pairing for Le Mans Cup – and we still have further announcements to make – but I think the time has been well spent and we are more than happy to have both Valentin and Théo join Stephen in Le Mans Cup this year,” stated Team Manager Steffan Pattrick.
“We have had a great test programme over the winter and the team has learned the nuances of the car well. Valentin has assisted us significantly already this year in testing with his knowledge of the Vantage and now we look forward to a solid programme. We believe we will be in contention week in and week out, and that is both energising and exciting!”
The Michelin Le Mans Cup Series gets underway next month at Circuit Paul Ricard with the pre-season test and the first race of the six-round schedule.