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Gus Bowers Joins Xentek Motorsport For Second Ginetta GT5 Challenge Season

31st December 2018 • Simon Paice

Gus Bowers has signed with Xentek Motorsport for his second season in the Ginetta GT5 Challenge in 2019.

With no previous karting or car-racing experience under his belt, Bowers made his GT5 Challenge debut this year with HHC Motorsport and enjoyed a promising maiden campaign, which culminated in a breakthrough top ten finish at Knockhill in August.

The Oxfordshire racer has now joined up with Xentek Motorsport as he completes his two year “apprenticeship” in the championship, with consistent overall top ten finishes the target as he battles in the Pro Class.

Gus Bowers: “I am very excited to continue my race career development in the Ginetta GT5 Challenge with my new team. Xentek Motorsport provide a first class, consistent and exciting platform for me to further develop my racing career as a professional driver.

“With the support of my existing partners; HereAfter Apparel and Eyesclear Ltd, plus the addition of a new partnership with Sostratos Capital and additional partners to be confirmed in 2019, I am excited for the opportunities on and off-track that the move will enable us to create.”

Xentek Motorsport have established themselves as one of the leading teams in the GT5 Challenge, winning the Teams and Drivers titles in 2016, and the Derbyshire based outfit are planning a multi-car entry in the series next year, with more drivers to be announced in due course.

Christopher Richards, team co-owner: “We are really looking forward to working with Gus, his family and his sponsors next year. His decision to move straight into the series last year really shows his all-out attitude and that’s great to see in such a young driver, who has the future motorsport ambitions and a desire to continue to develop with us.”

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.