Barwell, who won a total of three races in the Blancpain GT Series last season, will again be fielding two cars.
In 2019 the team will be defending its Blancpain GT Series Am Cup title with one car, and also continuing in the highly-competitive Silver Cup class where this year the team was in contention for the crown right up until the final moments of the season and eventually claimed third spot. Am Cup Drivers Champions, Adrian Amstutz and Leo Machitski, will return to the fold for a crack at a second title in a row, alongside a third driver still to be confirmed. Meanwhile the Black Bull Whisky-supported Silver Cup Huracan will again feature 18-year-old up-and-coming Scottish superstar, Sandy Mitchell, and Barwell is evaluating and looking for other young hotshoes for the other two seats in that car.
Barwell Motorsport will again be supported by team sponsors Black Bull Whisky, The Calais Wine Superstore and Rozalex.
Giorgio Sanna, head of Lamborghini Squadra Corse: "We are very glad to continue our successful partnership with Barwell Motorsport, we have achieved many important results together in the last 3 years, now we look forward to face new challenges with the fantastic new Huracan GT3 Evo."
Mark Lemmer, MD Barwell Motorsport: “We are thrilled to announce the continuation of our highly successful partnership with Lamborghini with the new Huracan GT3 Evo. The Evo is exactly that, a natural evolution of what has already proved to be a fantastic car. We are also privileged to welcome back Leo, Adrian, Sam, Jonny & Sandy, as well as our main team partner, Black Bull Scotch Whisky. Also we can’t wait to reveal an exciting driver pairing for BGT in the coming weeks. We have already achieved championship success with Lamborghini, but we are keen to add more race victories & titles in our quest for further success in both the UK and Europe!"
Adrian Amstutz: “2018 was a great year, and switching to the Am Cup from Pro-Am was a very good move for Leo and I. It’s still very competitive, and as an Am driver your performance counts a lot more towards the overall result. So now Leo and I have another year ahead of trying to prove that we are faster than each other! Also great to be back with Barwell and Lamborghini for a third season in GT3, they are my racing family!”
Leo Machitski: “The dream team is back to defend our titles! I loved racing in the Am Cup this year, Adrian and I had great fun and both drove well, and to win at Spa 24H and clinch the championship was incredible. I’ve lost count of how many years I’ve been with Barwell now, but Mark and the guys have proven time and time again that they are a team capable of winning races and championships at the very highest levels in GT racing. I can’t wait to get started again with the new Evo Huracan, which is awesome to drive!”
Sandy Mitchell: “I am really looking forward to racing with Barwell Motorsport in the new Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo, and it is fantastic to have the support of Black Bull Whisky to which I am extremely thankful. I am very proud to be a BRDC Rising Star and Lamborghini Squadra Corse Junior GT3 driver, 2019 is certainly shaping up to be a very exciting season! The Blancpain GT Endurance Series is a great championship and I can’t wait for it to start.”