James Kellett has been crowned the 2015 Ginetta GT5 Challenge champion following a nail-biting season finale at Donington Park this past weekend.
A battling performance across the meeting from Kellett, who had looked set to be ruled out of the weekend due to illness, saw the Total Control Racing ace overcome an opening race retirement to seal the championship with fourth and third place finishes.
That caps off a sensational GT5 Challenge season for the 17 year old, in which he carded ten race wins, eight other podium finishes, five fastest laps and six pole positions across the twenty-one race season.
Those results are made all the more remarkable by the fact Kellett was the youngest driver in the championship, embarking on not only his first season in the category, but also his first in senior car-racing.
James Kellett: “It still hasn’t sunk in yet. It means the world to me. To be a champion in motorsport, you have to put a lot of effort in as a team and that’s the most satisfying feeling; that everybody’s worked so hard to get here and it’s paid off, for myself, my parents, my sponsors and the team.
“It’s been a fantastic season. Coming into the year, I don’t think many people expected me to do as well as I have, but I knew from testing at the start that we were quick and we’ve been able to prove ourselves all season with the wins, the podiums and the championship. It’s incredible.”
The championship victory continues an incredible start to Kellett's car-racing career, with his two year tenure in Ginetta Juniors with HHC Motorsport producing the 2013 Rookie Cup and Winter Series titles, plus the overall vice-champion honours in 2014 with eleven top two finishes.
Having showcased himself as one of the brightest young talents in British Motorsport over the last three years, Kellett’s attention is now turning to the next step in his career in 2016. If you can support this talented driver on his journey up the motorsport ladder, please contact Lee Kellett on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07860 852392.