Emson & Rattican Graduate with Elite for Exciting Maiden GT4 European Series Campaign

GT4 European Series
April 14, 2023

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Tom Emson and Josh Rattican remain with Elite Motorsport for 2023 to graduate with the progressive Norfolk squad for its first foray in the GT4 European Series.

The duo are relishing the prospect of racing the all-new McLaren Artura GT4 on top-tier circuits around mainland Europe.
Elite, synonymous with Ginetta title plus GB3 and GB4 single-seater race successes, took delivery of its first Artura last year and are benefitting from the wealth of experience offered by Entire Race Engineering with its McLaren programme.
Emson and Rattican have since clocked up around 2,000km in testing. The team’s second McLaren was delivered recently.

Tom Emson (GB)

“I’m really looking forward to competing in the GT4 European Series – it’s a championship I have been aiming for and monitoring for a number of years.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity for me to race the new McLaren Artura and while I’ll be needing to learn the circuits, it’s our intention is to be challenging for podiums.

“Elite have supported me and given me great opportunities since my first test with them in 2017. They’re a fantastic team of people.”

Josh Rattican (GB)

“I am extremely excited to be competing in the European GT4 Series in 2023 and looking forward to racing at a new range of tracks that I've not raced at before; against a higher level of (international) competition. With a full grid of 52 cars, the series is going to be an exciting but tough competition.

“I'm especially excited to be driving the new McLaren Artura GT4, it a fantastic well-engineered race car. Based on our limited pre-season testing, I feel a good connection with the car and believe it be very competitive. I'm confident that Tom and I will be up the sharp end of the grid.

“I’ve been with Elite since 2020, racing in both Ginetta Junior and GT4 SuperCup, finishing runner-up in both Championships. I've learnt a huge amount from Ed [Ives] and his team and can't thank them enough for all the help and support they've provided me with in my career to date.”

Eddie Ives, Team Owner & Manager

“I'm very excited to announce that Josh and Tom will race together in our first McLaren. 

“They are both fast drivers and have a great relationship within Elite. We can’t wait to work together in Europe.

“I want to say a massive thank you to our team sponsors, Entire Race Engineering, who without their help with this project, none of it would have happened.”