One ambitious racing driver is set to enjoy a fully funded season in the 2016 Ginetta Racing Drivers Club, after Yorkshire motorsport brands Ginetta Cars and want2race joined forced to offer one of the biggest prizes in UK motorsport.
Following the success of the annual Ginetta Junior Scholarship – which awards one young racing driver with a fully funded season in the British Touring Car Championship supporting KICK Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship each year – Ginetta were keen to offer a similar prize to adults.
Hayley Hickmore, Championship Coordinator for the Ginetta Racing Drivers Club said;“We are delighted to further our partnership with want2race in 2015/16. The competition has proven extremely successful over the past few years, so this natural progression to a bigger prize is sure to see the competition go from strength to strength. A fully funded season in the Ginetta Racing Drivers Club is a fantastic prize for anyone looking to get started in motorsport, and perfectly complements our Ginetta Junior Scholarship, which offers an similar prize for young racing talent.”
Open to all novice drivers aged 18+ without an MSA Car Race licence, the competition will see one lucky winner receive entry into 2016 Ginetta Racing Drivers Club as well as two pre-season track days with tuition, season lease of a Ginetta G40 Club Car with technical support at track, their MSA Starter Pack and National 'B' racing licence. Not only that, but the 2015 champion will also enjoy a season supply of tyres and fuel, a driver training session a iZone, car insurance and a Ginetta race suit, boots, gloves, helmet and HANS device.
Ben Hyland, want2race founder added;“For 2015 we are excited to launch our biggest and best competition and experience to date. Together with Ginetta, we are providing an accessible, affordable and exciting opportunity for all aspiring novice racing drivers to get involved and enjoy driving these fantastic racing cars around Bedford Autodrome with our talented team of instructors. A prize package this year of a fully funded season in the Ginetta Racing Drivers Club makes this one of the biggest prizes on offer in UK Motorsport.”
Interested parties should visit want2race.co.uk and register for the competition, during which they will be invited to qualify at one of several partner UK karting centres, including PPiK, Daytona, Buckmore Park or at a UK car racing circuit in a Ginetta G40. The top 100 qualifying drivers are then invited to Bedford Autodrome for the semi-finals on 26 and 27 October, which will see each driver assessed on circuit in the Ginetta G40 Club Car alongside a qualified ARDS instructor. From those entrants up to 30 stand-out Drivers progress to the competition’s finale on 28 October which will see further driving assessments as well as a media interview prior to the announcement of the winner.
Ginetta and want2race have enjoyed a successful three-year partnership which has seen over five hundred drivers hone their racing skills as part of the competition. This is one of the UK’s best package prizes on offer for anyone aspiring to make their racing car debut and experience the thrill and excitement of Ginetta racing as part of the British GT package. For more information and to register your interest, visit www.want2race.co.uk.