ADD Motorsports announce signing of sports car driver Duncan Tappy
With titles, wins and podiums at all levels he has raced, the driver has started this season with a bang in the Pro-Am category in the Garage 59 McLaren 650S GT3.And with ADD Motorsports already talking to teams about his future, they are excited to be in the driving seat to develop his career even further.Fraser Sheader, director of performance and management team ADD Motorsports, said: "We are really excited to announce the signing of Duncan. He is a highly-skilled driver with plenty of experience at all levels and with top manufacturers including Bentley and McLaren.
“He has got poles, wins and podiums throughout his career and we are looking forward to helping him find fresh opportunities as we both look to help him develop his career further still.”
ADD Motorsports look after the management and performance of a number of drivers, including the much-revered Lando Norris, who under their expertise recently became part of the McLaren Young Driver programme.Duncan has enjoyed a successful career so far, that includes titles in the Formula Ford Festival and Formula Renault 2.0 UK, a second place in Superleague Formula and a third in Auto GP.
More recently, in 2015, Duncan finished seventh in the GT Asia GT3 with Bentley Team Absolute and ninth the season after. Last year he also teamed up with AM driver Michael Benham in the Pro-Am category of the International GT Open in the Garage 59 McLaren 650S GT3. The pairing enjoyed a win and three podiums on the way to an eighth place finish.Together again in the same championship this season, they have started off in electric form.
Fraser Sheader: "Duncan is a highly-skilled driver with plenty of experience at all levels. We are looking forward to helping him develop his career further still."
In the first weekend at Estoril, Duncan took pole in qualifying before coming home third overall and first place in the Pro-Am category.He said: “To personally get pole and then third overall and a win together in the Pro-Am was a great way to start the season.
“It’s the second year of Mike and I working together and to carry on where we left off last season despite it being more competitive is testament to our winter testing and set-up.“I’m really excited to have joined ADD Motorsports, I’ve known the guys for a long time, they have a different approach and they are as hungry as me to succeed.
“I want to take this opportunity to thank CJ Motorsport with whom I have had a fruitful relationship for almost a decade. They managed the second half of my single seater career and my successful transition to GT racing and I owe Serge and James a great debt of gratitude for their support, advice and friendship over the years.“It's incredibly hard to make it as a professional in motorsport, but I have been lucky enough to have been a pro for a long time and I'm hoping with Fraser and Mark’s help I can stay current and continue to win races - whatever the future holds.”