Ginetta can today confirm their continued partnership with KICK Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship feeder series, Easykart UK, with a test in a G40 race car for both the Easykart Junior and Senior champions, as well as two entries into the Ginetta Junior Scholarship.
Ginetta will also be present at selected Easykart race meetings with their Ginetta G40 Race car, offering passenger laps with Easy Kart World and UK Champion, Luca Hirst and Ginetta Factory Driver Mike Simpson.
Ginetta Chairman Lawrence Tomlinson said;“Ginetta already has a strong motorsport ladder in place from 14 years old in Juniors, right the way through to Le Mans Prototypes, but the partnership with Easykart allows us to nurture young talent even before they are eligible for our championships.”
With both companies dedicated to bringing new faces into the sport and supporting driver progression, Ginetta Chairman Lawrence Tomlinson and Easykart boss Andy Cox are in agreement that karting provides the foundations required to succeed in car racing, with many young karters eyeing a career in sports cars.
Easykart can take a young driver at a basic entry level from eight years old in Easy Cadet and progress them up into Easy Junior and Easy Senior, from which they are both experienced and old enough to graduate into the KICK Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship, Ginetta GT5 Challenge and Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup.
UK boss for Easykart, Andy Cox added;“It’s great to once again be offering ambitious karters a legitimate route into car racing. Ginetta is a fantastic company and brand who are forward-thinking in the way they go racing. What they have achieved as a company in such a short period of time is incredible. I’m very proud that Ginetta has identified what we are doing and very confident you will see an Easykart driver at Le Mans with Ginetta sometime in the future!”
Former karter Charlie Robertson is a proven example of the success of the Ginetta motorsport ladder. Having won the Ginetta Junior Championship in 2012, he spent a year in single-seaters before returning to Ginetta in 2014 and winning the Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup. Robertson will now partner Olympian Sir Chris Hoy in the European Le Mans Series behind the wheel of a factory-run Ginetta-Nissan LMP3 car.