ABOUT US

DigiPlat Racing’s aim is to become the top independent endurance racing team in Britain. For 2021, DigiPlat are mounting another assault on the Britcar Endurance Championship in their stunning BMW M3 GTR. Britcar is one of the top pro/am racing series in Europe, and plays host to an array of amazing GT cars, sportscars, and touring cars in its different classes. Keep an eye out for us at the Britcar events, and on the TV highlights packages and live streams that will be shown throughout the season.

The Car

DigiPlat Racing’s M3 GTR is one of the most famous and successful BMWs racing in the UK. Based on the legendary American Le Mans Series-winning M3s, the car was first supplied as a Schnitzer Super Tourer, and campaigned by former BTCC champ Smokin' Jo Winkelhock in Japanese Touring Cars. The car’s original owners then enhanced it further by fitting suspension components designed by McLaren as part of their partnership with BMW in the late 90s, and it was later reshelled it into an E46 and given wind tunnel-tested aerodynamic parts. Combine these components with a highly-tuned S54 engine, Drenth DG400 HD sequential gearbox (with flatshift and auto-blip), Bosch Motorsport ABS system, and Motec adjustable traction control, and you have one of the best handling, fastest race cars competing in Britain today. No expense was spared in the design and construction of this thoroughbred.


Prior to us taking ownership, the car won countless races and several championship titles in Dutch Supercars, winter GT series in Italy (including the 6 hours of Misano), and GT Cup in the UK, and it has proven to be one of - if not the - fastest cars in its class in Britcar.

DRIVER - NATHAN WELLS

Nathan Wells’ motorsport background is one shared by many in motorsport, in that he had to wait until relatively late in life to get the opportunity to test his mettle in circuit racing. Lack of funds meant Nathan had to settle for two wheels growing up, competing in and winning in motorcycle trials at a national level as a teenager, before moving onto track days in his road cars throughout his 20s. Nathan eventually founded DigiPlat Racing and competed in the CMMC Production Saloons championship to build his experience, finishing 3rd in class in his rookie season, despite an underpowered car compared to many of his competitors.

Debuting in Britcar in 2020, Nathan showed impressive pace, qualifying at the sharp end of the grid, taking a class 2nd and a class win, and a 4th place overall. Some terrible luck with reliability scuppered any chance of a serious championship challenge, but for 2021, Nathan hopes to fight for overall honours in Britcar Endurance.


DRIVER - MARK STEWARD

Joining DigiPlat Racing for the 2021 Britcar Endurance Championship is Mark Steward. You name it, Mark has raced it; everything from Tigers, Caterhams, Chevrons, MINIs, BMWs, and plenty in between, in a career spanning three decades. Mark took podiums and wins against future BTCC drivers in the MINI Challenge JCW class, and is an experienced endurance driver having competed in GT Cup a few years ago. Mark's experience and proven pedigree will be invaluable this season as DigiPlat look to mount a title challenge.