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Middleton and Tregurtha Take Victory On GT4 European Series Debut

10th April 2018 • Marc Orme

The team here at Ginetta HQ are positively beaming after seeing Stuart Middleton and Will Tregurtha enjoyed a dream start to their GT4 European Series season with double podium at Zolder last weekend (07/08 April 2018).

Celebrating a richly deserved maiden podium with third in race one on Saturday afternoon, which later became second following a penalty for a rival, in race two on Sunday the Ginetta Junior graduates secured a dream result with victory for the No.55 HHC Motorsport Ginetta G55.

Stuart Middleton:“I’m absolutely delighted with how our first weekend in the championship has gone – P2 and then a win from the two races, it’s awesome and you can’t ask for much more than that from our first ever races in Europe and first at Zolder. We’re racing against some very experienced drivers and some really top teams, so we’ve got to be happy with what we achieved this weekend.

“In practice we knew we were strong and so we were confident going into qualifying. I was happy with P3 and Will did a fantastic job with pole in his session, the team set the car up amazingly as they always do. In the second race when Moller-Madsen went by, I could see he was struggling with tyres as he’d pushed so hard to catch me – but in the end we didn’t need to fight him due to his penalty.”

Will Tregurtha:“I’m really happy, it’s been a fantastic weekend. To take pole in my first qualifying session in Europe was pretty awesome, we played it smart with the traffic and looked after the tyres and Stuart did well in his session too with P3. To finish on the podium in the first race was fantastic, I really did enjoy it.

“In the second race we did struggle with tyres at the end, Zolder is a very abrasive track and is hard on brakes and tyres. The start was tasty, I fended off cars that have more top speed than we do and I was happy with my stint. The car felt really good actually and I think it’s the best stint I’ve ever driven. I’ve always wanted to race at Zolder, to win on our championship debut is incredible.”

Both drivers started their motorsport career in the Ginetta Junior Championship. If you’d like to follow in their footsteps, click the link below to find out more.