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Ginetta Debut For Daniel Budd In 2019 GT5 Challenge

11th February 2019 • Simon Paice

Daniel Budd will join his brother Charlie on the Ginetta GT5 Challenge grid this season as a privateer entrant.

Budd’s debut in one-make Ginetta racing will be the latest chapter in a motorsport career that he started at the age of just ten years old, with spells in oval track racing and Minicross being followed by a move into circuit racing back in 2008.

The 37 year old from Oxfordshire has competed in the Dunlop Mini Se7en Challenge for the last four seasons, with an impressive 2018 campaign seeing him secure four podium finishes including a memorable race win during the Mini Festival at Brands Hatch.

Daniel Budd: “The Ginetta GT5 Challenge is going to be a huge challenge for us all. As a family and group of friends, all we have ever known is classic mini racing. This is a big step up for us, but we are excited for the new challenge. Strong consistent finishes has to be the sensible and realistic goal, but we will pushing for some standout results too.”

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 four meetings and make two outings on the British Touring Car Championship support bill.