10 April 2017

Jon Barnes is delighted to announce that he has been welcomed into the British Racing Driver's Club as a full member, prior to the start of the 2017 British GT Championship.

Barnes said of the news, "It is a huge honour to have been offered full membership of the BRDC. I remember back in 2004, the BRDC selected me for a place in their 'Rising Stars' scheme and the support and mentoring from the club was a big help in securing my championship wins in Caterham's and in Formula Palmer Audi."

The 2008 British GT Champion continued, "When my racing career re-started in 2015, becoming a full BRDC member was one of my main ambitions - so naturally I am delighted and proud to be able to say that I am now a member of the most exclusive motorsport club in the World. I must say a big thank you to Mark Farmer, who has been my team mate for the past two seasons in British GT, and also a huge thank you to the members of the BRDC who were kind enough to support my membership nomination."

Barnes will be racing in the opening rounds of the 2017 British GT Championship at Oulton Park this coming Easter weekend, where he will display the BRDC club badge on his new fireproof overalls and on the TF Sport Aston Martin Vantage GT3 which he shares with Mark Farmer.

About the BRDC:

The British Racing Drivers’ Club is the most exclusive club in motor racing. It is home to the most successful racing drivers from Great Britain and the Commonwealth. Those who have met the exacting entry criteria have achieved at the highest levels of the sport, or made a significant contribution to enable others to do so.

Membership of the BRDC is highly sought after and extremely difficult to achieve - it is only offered to those ladies and gentlemen who have attained international success over a number of seasons.. The list of Members, past and present, reads like a ‘Who’s Who’ of motor sport.

The BRDC also owns and operates Silverstone Circuit. The Club has been responsible for developing Silverstone into a world class motor sport venue and promoting top flight motor sport there for approaching 60 years.

The Club takes it responsibility as ‘guardians of British motor sport’ very seriously. In addition to maintaining and operating the only circuit currently licensed to run a Grand Prix in Great Britain, the BRDC has for many years fostered young driver talent. That these factors have contributed to Great Britain retaining its high profile and achieving considerable success within motor sport over many years, is a source of great pride to the Club and its Members.

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