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Antony Weeks Completes Mutation Motorsport’s Ginetta GT5 Challenge Line-Up

28th January 2019 • Simon Paice

Antony Weeks has been confirmed as the final driver for the Altima Academy with Mutation Motorsport in the 2019 Ginetta GT5 Challenge

The 38 year old from Weston-Super-Mare in Somerset will compete in Ginetta competition for the first time, lining up in the AM Class as he joins Josh Steed and Danny Harrison in the Altima Academy with Mutation Motorsport’s line-up.

Weeks enters the championship with a wealth of experience in developing, testing and racing cars, with his 2018 campaign seeing him take podium finishes and the seasonal lap record in the Castle Combe Racing Club Saloon Car Championship.

Alongside his driving, Weeks is spearheading the Altima Academy. The programme aims to take talented drivers from all racing backgrounds, including karting, courtesy of the Altima Academy Club100 Super Final Championship, and provide them with opportunities to succeed on the Ginetta ladder.

Antony Weeks: “The UK’s motorsport package as a whole is better than any other country in my opinion and people come from across the world to race here, and we need more of an impetus to promote our best young talent.

“With the Altima Academy, we want to take drivers that have the talent to succeed but not the budget, and get them into a race seat so they can show what they can do. One-make championships are the best place to do this and we knew the Ginetta GT5 Challenge was the perfect series for us.

“Turning the cap round to myself as a driver, I’m determined to take advantage of this opportunity and both develop as a driver and succeed on track. I want to win the Am Class title and mix it with the Pro drivers, and I’m working hard to put myself in the position to achieve that.”

Greg McIlwraith, team manager: “Mutation Motorsport has always been non-profit, as we believe that drivers should progress due to their talent and dedication, not as a result of their financial situation.

“Drivers should be a valuable asset for a team, like any other sport, and not just a source of income. Antony shares our vision of how the motorsport model should be, and by working together the Altima Academy has evolved that concept into reality.

“Ginetta have created a pathway from entry-level motorsport through to Le Mans and we felt it was the ideal ladder for the Altima Academy. The racing in the Ginetta GT5 Challenge is some of the most exciting in the UK and this year it is looking to be as strong and competitive as ever.”

Packed grids and close racing makes the Ginetta GT5 Challenge a popular entry-level championship for many aspiring GT racers. In 2019, the series will join the British GT Championship at five meetings and make two outings on the British Touring Car Championship support bill.