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Ginetta sparkles like a jewel in the royal crown

18th October 2018 • Ginetta Cars

Prince Carl Philips Racing Cup winners take back to the track . On 9th October 2018, the prize winners of the Prince Carl Philips Racing Cup tested their mettle in a Ginetta G40 under the watchful eye of His Royal Highness, Prince Carl Philip of Sweden.


On 9th October 2018, the prize winners of the Prince Carl Philips Racing Cup tested their mettle in a Ginetta G40 under the watchful eye of His Royal Highness, Prince Carl Philip of Sweden.

The sixth Prince Carl Philips Racing Cup took place on 12 August 2018 at Lidköping Motor Stadium. Following some tough but highly skilled driving, seven drivers emerged to claim the prize of another day’s driving at a classic race track in Gelleråsen Arena, Karlskoga.

Six of the seven top drivers in the Rotax Max and KZ2 classes returned to the track to test drive a Ginetta G40 and take on a Formula 1.6 car. Prince Carl Philips is a keen driver and hopes to inspire karters to take the next step in their career. Competing himself, last season in a Lotus Evora GT4, the Prince welcomed the drivers to enjoy their prize.
Rotax Max winners included:

Jesper Sjöberg (Rotax Max winner 2018)
Kalle Åstrand
Hannes Morin
Mathilda Olsson from Uppsala

KZ2 winners included:
Emil Skärås
Freddie Carlsson

Coached by experienced drivers, Marcus Annervi and Alfred Nilsson, to help the winners get the most of out their cars and class representatives Leif Lindström and Dick Jönsson Wigroth were on hand to answer questions about the different classes. The test day celebration is a tradition that dates back to the first Prince Carl Philips Racing Cup in 2013, with four 2018 participants return visitors from previous years.
Hannes Morin experienced his first test day and overcame some very autumnal weather during his sessions.  Hannes claimed, “It has been a great day and I thought it was fun to test both the formula car and the Ginetta G40. [It is] A completely different experience than go-karting, especially the right-handed Ginetta”. Delighting in his experience, Morin continued, “I want to try something new and formula and Ginetta are possible classes like the Porsche Carrera Cup". Morin is also preparing to drive in the World Cup final at Rotax Max in Brazil later this year.

Joining Morin in Brazil is Jesper Sjöberg, Kalle Åstrand and Mathilda Olsson. Olsson commented, "Since the season is over here … It might be good to drive something before Brazil, so it will not be too long. It was really fun and interesting to learn something new”.

Winners from the KZ2 class, Emil Skärås and Freddie Carlsson brimmed with enthusiasm. Taking part in his third Prince Carl Philips Racing test day, Carlsson said, “As good as ever and this year, I was able to test a whole new car type, the Ginetta G40. It was fun, but it's heading for class change, to DD2," he reveals.
Prince Carl Philip remained at Gelleråsen Arena throughout the day and heralded yet another successful day, “[It has been] Great fun to have you here. You are doing a great job on the track and I hope this day was helpful and instructive. I've heard a bit about your season and the successes you've achieved and I'm very impressed. I want to go to Brazil, of course. I wish you good luck and I will try to follow you.

Lawrence Tomlinson, Chairman, of Ginetta, said, “We are delighted to hear such positive comments from the young drivers – it’s so very important to the team at Ginetta, to play our part in helping to develop the international stars of the future. We’re also greatly enthused by Prince Carl Philip’s continued dedication and support to younger drivers. He’s a wonderful role model, showing upcoming drivers just what is possible.”