Current Ginetta GT5 Challenge Team Champions, Academy Motorsport have today confirmed their ambitions in the Ginetta GT Supercup, after unveiling a two-car squad for the BTCC-supporting single-make series.
The team, who are four-time champions across the Ginetta GT Supercup feeder series - the Ginetta GT5 Challenge and Ginetta Junior Championship - have today committed to the Ginetta GT Supercup, a move designed to complement their already well-established Ginetta GT5 Challenge squad.
With entries into both the G50 and G55 championship classes, Academy Motorsport have their sights on success; with each car set to be piloted by a former Ginetta champion.
The G50 will be in the hands of current Ginetta GT5 Challenge Champion Sean Huyton, who received the use of a G50 for 2013 as his prize, whilst the G55 will be raced by 2005 and 2007 Ginetta Challenge champion, 2008 British GT4 Champion and Academy Motorsport team boss, Matt Nicoll-Jones.
Huyton said; "I can’t wait to get back out in the car again, it’s been a long winter and I am looking forward to getting my hands on the G50 and push on with plans for this year with Academy Motorsport. The prize for winning the GT5 Championship last year has certainly given me the opportunity to progress this year, our plan is to repeat this process and move up the Ginetta ladder again next year with Ginetta and Academy."
Nicoll-Jones added; "We are excited about returning to the TOCA package, we feel that as a company, Ginetta provides unrivalled opportunities to teams and drivers for sensible money. Our previous success is proof enough of what we are capable of, and combined with our already immensely strong GT5 Challenge squad, we are expecting another good year with Ginetta."
Having extensive experience with in the Ginetta GT Supercup; previously running as a team (Academy Motorsport) and having driven the G50 in the UK and Europe in previous seasons, Nicoll-Jones is in an enviable position for 2013.
He added; "This opportunity has come around thanks to the overwhelming support from DCB Kent and as Academy Motorsport, we are looking forward to the challenge and establishing ourselves within the TOCA package once again. The Supercup grid looks immensely strong this year which is part of the attraction for me, there’s no doubt, I am looking forward to 2013.”
This is the latest announcement to come from Academy Motorsport, who will also field a three-car team in the Ginetta GT5 Challenge this season, with current Ginetta G20 Challenge champion Matt Flowers, and Will Burns occupying the first two seats.