McLaren GT Series

The official McLaren customer racing championship, endorsed by the FIA

Pure Mclaren GT Series

The Pure McLaren GT Series is an FIA sanctioned international One-Make Racing Championship, based around the astounding McLaren 570S GT4.

The series provides an opportunity for McLaren owners with track driving experience to take their first steps into racing. Competitors are supported each step of the way by our team of motorsport experts with over five decades of racing know-how.

McLaren Experiences
DISTANCE
7,004km (4,352 miles)
Lap Record
1:46.577
No. of Corners
19
Track Direction
Clockwise

In 1968 Bruce McLaren took McLaren's first ever Formula One victory at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps.

 

With picturesque surroundings in the heart of the Belgian countryside, the track's long straights and fast corners provide an exciting challenge for even the most accomplished of drivers.

 

Renowned for it's high-speed bends and elevation changes, Spa-Francorchamps is arguably the the most famous Grand Prix circuit in the world. Follow in Bruce's tyre tracks and tackle the demands of Eau Rouge using the latest race-bred technology of McLaren cars.

Hungaroring Circuit
DISTANCE
4.381 km (2.722 mi)
LAP RECORD
1:19.071
CORNERS
14
DIRECTION
Clockwise

Located in a hilly countryside, Hungaroring winds its way in a natural amphitheatre setting near Mogyoród, Hungary. Among the many modern, uniformed tracks, Hungaroring represents a tradition style circuit with a mix of sweeping and sharp bends and plenty of straights to get to grips with the power and agility of a McLaren.

McLaren GT Series
DISTANCE
4,574km (2,842 miles)
LAP RECORD
1:13.780
CORNERS
13
DIRECTION
Clockwise

Home of the German Grand Prix, McLaren hold the lap record at the Hockenheimring, which was set by Kimi Räikkönen in the McLaren MP4-19B in 2004.

 

Following an extensive redesign in 2002, the modern track remains as challenging as ever with a series of slow turns making it critically important to find the optimal racing line.

 

Take on the challenge of this iconic circuit yourself from behind the wheel of a McLaren 570S GT4

McLaren Experiences
Distance
5.891km (3.660 miles)
Lap record
1:30.874 (Fernando Alonso, Ferrari F10) C
Corners
18
Direction
Clockwise

Meet fellow track enthusiasts and experience the thrill of driving at the “Home of British Motorsport”.

 

Perhaps the most famous and historic of all UK race tracks, Silverstone hosted the very first round of the official Formula One® world championship in 1950 and has been the permanent venue of the British Grand Prix since 1987.

 

As a highlight of the Pure McLaren calendar, this is your chance to experience our cars just a short drive from the very place they were designed and built.

McLaren Experiences
Distance
5.412km (3.366 miles)
Lap Record
1:31.447 (Pedro de la Rosa, McLaren, 2005)
Corners
15
Direction
Clockwise

Welcome to the Sakhir desert, home to Bahrain’s purpose built, world-class motorsport facility. It features five FIA certified track layouts, more than anywhere else in the world, including the 5.412km Grand Prix Circuit used for F1, WEC and Formula 2 races and on which McLaren hold the current lap record.

 

The circuit features two long straights, a fast section of satisfying curves and a number of demanding slow corners. It’s a fast and flowing circuit which allows the car to do most of the work. McLaren’s Driver Coaches advice: look as far ahead as possible.

McLaren GT Series

Why race in the pure mclaren gt series?

Hassle-free arrive and drive

  • From the moment you arrive at the event, to the moment you leave, everything is taken care of by McLaren

  • Accommodation, hospitality, car transport and preparation, one-to-one driver coaching & consumables are all included

Unbeatable levels of track time

  • Four practice sessions, two qualifying sessions & two races per weekend

  • Option of a full days’ testing before each race weekend

A friendly, open atmosphere

  • The series is for enthusiast drivers - no professional drivers are allowed

  • You’ll be fighting for the overall win of both the race and championship, not a sub-class win

McLaren GT Series

Quality

5* accommodation & hospitality

  • Racers and guests alike benefit from stunning hotels, restaurants and trackside hospitality throughout the weekend

The world’s best driving circuits

  • Includes many venues on the 2019 One™ ; World Championship calendar

  • Stunning night race season finale under the lights of the Bahrain International Circuit

A fantastic McLaren racing car

  • The McLaren 570S GT4 is a mid-engine racing car with a carbon fibre chassis and 420PS

  • Car rental is available for those who don’t yet own a McLaren 570S GT4

McLaren GT Series

Variety

Fight for overall victory

  • Fiercely competitive on-track, with great camaraderie when the chequered flag falls

  • This atmosphere makes for 6 fantastic weekends for you, your family & friends

A level playing field

  • All cars are of the exact same specification, with set up overseen by McLaren

  • Cars are run throughout the weekend by your own team of engineers and technicians

Categories

  • Pure McLaren GT Series: The overall race category open to all competitors

  • Bruce McLaren Cup: A subcategory aimed at competitors that have not held a racing licence for longer than one year

Both categories will be contested simultaneously and drivers may compete in both categories should they meet the entry criteria.

GT Series Highlights 2019
“Competing within the Pure McLaren GT Series pushes me to the best of my driving ability and allows me to position myself against competitors of a similar level. The team provide everything I need at each round, allowing me to fully enjoy and make the most of the experience.”
Issam Charrouf
Pure McLaren GT Series Competitor

The Car

Engine
3.8 litre (3,799cc)/twin turbo V8 M838TE
Transmission
7-Speed SSG
Chassis
McLaren Carbon Fibre Monocell II Chassis; aluminium front & rear frames and crash structures
Wheels
Cast magnesium 9”x18” front/11”x18” rear
Tyres
Pirelli racing tyres 265/645-18” front - 305/680-18” rear
Suspension
2-way adjustable motorsport dampers with coil-over springs, front and rear
Driver’s seat
Winged head-rest - FIA approved
Driver’s harness
6-point race harness
Roll cage
FIA Approved
Fuel cell
FIA Approved
Fuel capacity
110 litres
Windscreen
570S standard
Fire extinguisher
FIA Approved
Fuel filler
Dry-break quick release
Rain light
FIA Approved
V Box telemetry and cameras
Includes HD VBOX telemetry systems, on-board camera, box and circuit tools software

GT Series 2019

Brochure

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Contact Us

Please contact the McLaren Experiences Team directly if you are interested in competing within the Pure McLaren GT Series on +441483262035 (lines open Mon - Fri, 9:30 - 17:30 GMT) or email at [email protected]