David Powell, Director of Auditel in Leeds has today become the latest driver to announce plans to earn his motorsport stripes as part of the Ginetta Racing Drivers Club.
A long-term friend of Ginetta, the Leeds-based 39 year old is finally putting the skills he’s learned throughout a number of track days – including a Ginetta Corporate Track Day at Blyton Park – into practice, with a full season in the British GT support series.
Speaking on his attraction to the Ginetta Racing Drivers Club, David said;“I’ve known of Ginetta for a while and always enjoyed driving their cars and keeping abreast of the going’s on a HQ – which is just down the road from my office.
“I’ve followed their first two years of the GRDC with interest, and the cost-effective motorsport on offer, along with full trackside support is a fantastic way to get into motor racing. It’s also a massive bonus that most of the other entrants will be business owners, and it offers a fantastic way to socialise with similar people, and perhaps even make some good contacts!”
David will be running in car number five - the same number used by the likes of Senna, Schumacher Mansell and Vettel – in the hope that it will bring him similar success. However, for the most part, he’s focused on improving his driving with each race.
A qualified Chartered Accountant, David has previously worked for a FTSE250 Logistics Firm and Global Management Consultancy, before becoming involved with Auditel in late 2006. He won Newcomer of the Year in his first year with Auditel and went on to win the Consultant of the Year in 2011.
Created exclusively for newcomers to the sport, the Ginetta Racing Drivers Club fulfils that racing itch. Taking you to the UK’s top circuits, Ginetta provides step-by-step support as you make the transition from A Roads to some of the UK’s finest racing circuits.
For more information on how you can get on track, visit www.ginetta.com/grdc ,or give us a call on 0845 210 5050 to book a test day at a circuit near you.