Ginetta can today confirm a multifaceted partnership with leading drinks business Global Brands, which includes title sponsorship of the newly rebranded KICK Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship, a stake in the 2015 Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup and a driver entry into both series.
Following a successful trial sponsorship during the Silverstone and Brands Hatch rounds of the KICK Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship – which was the largest support race grid to the British Touring Car Championship throughout 2014 - the international brand has confirmed their intentions to remain as title sponsor for the series throughout 2015.
In addition, the alliance allows Global Brands to further strengthen their ties within motorsport, as all Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup competitors will run the Amigo Tequila Flavoured Beer branding within their championship decals, and Global Brands founder Steve Perez and his son Sebastian Perez will both compete behind the wheel of a Ginetta.
Steve Perez, Chairman of Global Brands Ltd, said;“We’re proud to be a key partner to Ginetta, both through our headline sponsorship of the Ginetta Junior Championships with KICK Start Energy and our support of the Ginetta GT4 SuperCup with Amigos Tequila Flavoured Beer. We chose to support the KICK Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship as it presents a rare, genuine opportunity for young drivers to develop their driving skills and kick start their motorsport careers, making it a perfect brand fit! “
Steve Perez has confirmed his entry into the Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup, whilst his son Sebastian will contest a full season in the KICK Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship, following a successful debut in two rounds of the main championship as well as the KICK Start Energy Ginetta Junior Winter Series.
Lawrence Tomlinson, Chairman of Ginetta Cars added;“We are delighted to announce our extensive partnership with Steve Perez and Global Brands. It’s an absolutely perfect fit for all involved and given the KICK Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship’s enviable position as the busiest BTCC-support series this year, they couldn’t have chosen a better time to align themselves with us.”
Perez recently enjoyed his first race behind the wheel of a Ginetta G55 GT4 car during the MSVR Allcomers meeting at Snetterton Circuit on 8th/9th November, where he showed his potential with a pole position start and top three finish during Sunday’s action.