Former Ginetta Junior Championship racer Andrew Watson has today announced that he will graduate into the 2013 Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup.
Having enjoyed a very successful debut season racing in the Ginetta Junior Championship, in 2012, Watson has now chosen the Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup in a Ginetta G55 as the next step in his racing career.
Watson made his mark early on in last year’s Ginetta Junior Championship with a debut visit to the podium at Donington Park in what was only his second weekend in the championship, and finished the full season with six podiums; three of which came in the last four rounds of the championship, with a first and second at Silverstone and also setting two new lap records at both Silverstone and Brands Hatch.
Andrew is set to remain with 2012 Ginetta Junior Team Champions Douglas Motorsport, with whom he has shared the majority of his motor racing success over the last two seasons.
Team Principal Wayne Douglas commented on how Andrew had developed over the season and how on a recent test day he had immediately got to grips with the more powerful G55; “I am really pleased that he has signed up to race with us again this year. I am confident that both the team and driver are up to this new challenge. I think we will have a great season.”
Speaking about the announcement, Andrew explained how much he is looking forward to the new challenge, "I think we will have a very successful 2013 season. I felt right at home in the car straight away. I've learned so much by competing in Ginetta Junior last year so now I feel that I have a good knowledge of all the tracks that I will be racing on and I'm really looking forward to seeing what results we can produce over the season.
“The competition is really strong in the GT Supercup, so it will be good to test myself against the best in the business."