Having announced its new Aston Martin Racing Partner Team status for the 2021 season and beyond, Bullitt Racing is pleased to confirm drivers Romain Monti and Stephen Pattrick to spearhead the forthcoming campaign.
The Spanish-based squad are pushing to compete in the tenth edition of the Gulf 12 Hours in January, the Asian Le Mans Series and then the European-wide Michelin Le Mans Cup from the spring as well as selected other endurance rounds during the year.
While the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 may be new to the team, the driver pairing is not, bringing crucial stability to the team with known qualities to benchmark against.
Romain is an experienced Silver graded driver who has raced for a decade in a variety of sportscar categories, frequently showing race-winning pace to help him towards accolades such as victory at the 24 Hours of Spa in 2018.
The Frenchman started his racing career in the Porsche Carrera Cup before racing in the Blancpain GT Endurance Cup. He joined Bullitt Racing in 2019 to compete in the GT4 European Series, recording an impressive three podium positions, including two race wins, from the six-round championship.
Stephen raced under the Bullitt Racing name for the first time in 2017, alongside Andrew Meyrick in the GT4 European Pro-Am Championship. Guest entries followed in the Southern series with Ian Loggie and Callum MacLeod, securing podiums in each of the four rounds. Most recently, alongside Romain, he competed in the GT4 South European Series, taking victory at Estoril.
Bullitt Racing continue its test programme later this month at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya and then MotorLand Aragón and will confirm its Asian Le Mans Series drivers shortly.
“It’s a new season with Bullitt Racing, a new championship, a new car! I’m really looking forward to starting our collaboration with Aston Martin Racing in the competitive Michelin Le Mans Cup together with Stephen. We achieved strong results in GT4, and now we must focus for this new challenge in GT3! Personally, I can’t wait for the Road to Le Mans race. It’s a race on home soil and to be a part of the whole 24 Hours weekend is something special.”
“It’s great to be back behind the wheel of a GT3 car and a stunning one at that! To be racing with such a great British iconic brand in the Michelin Le Mans Cup is special, such a roster of fantastic circuits that we’ll all enjoy! The Road to Le Mans will – of course – be extra special as it’s always a childhood dream to compete there, and so now we’re now flat out to ensure we’re as prepared as we can be to ensure a successful season ahead.”