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MRM Join Ginetta GT Academy Grid

14th February 2022 • Simon Paice

MRM will move across to the Ginetta GT Academy this season with a two car entry for Nick White and Steve Williams.

The family-run Somerset squad entered Ginetta racing last season with a wealth of prior experience in one-make competition. Nick White remains with them as they transition to the GT Academy, while Steve Williams returns to Ginetta’s for the first time in over a decade. 

Former Renault Clio racer White enjoyed a fantastic campaign in the Ginetta G40 Cup Pro class last season. With the support of headline sponsor Asset Advantage, he challenged for the class title with a brilliant 17 podium finishes in 18 races en-route to third in the standings.

Nick White:I am delighted to have the opportunity to compete in the GT Academy for 2022 with Asset Advantage and MRM. After my debut last year in the G40 Cup, I was pleased with my progression throughout the season and look forward to continuing this momentum.”

Williams meanwhile will race a Ginetta again for the first time in 14 years, having contested two seasons in the G20 Championship in 2007 and 2008. Since then, he’s focused on front wheel drive racing in MG, Renault Clio and MINI championships.

Steve Williams: “I watched a few Ginetta GT Academy races last season and was very impressed with the fast, close and exciting racing, while the cars look awesome. I knew it was time to return to the Ginetta grid and I’m looking forward to working with Mike at MRM.”

Mike Ritchie, MRM Team Principal: “As a team, we followed the GT Academy closely last year. The cars are awesome pieces of kit and the racing is very close and competitive.

“As Nick did so well in his first RWD year, he’s decided to make the jump up and we couldn’t be happier to manage the car for him. We’re hoping to be quick out of the blocks for 2022 and cannot wait to get started with our testing programme.

“We are really happy to welcome Steve Williams to our team for the first time. We have known and competed against Steve for a few years in FWD classes, but his roots are in RWD and having raced with Ginetta in the mid 2000’s he’s no stranger to the skills required to achieve decent results straight away!”

The Ginetta GT Academy gives drivers of all experience levels the opportunity to enjoy entry level GT racing. The series offers an uncompromising package of high performance racing at an affordable cost, with the exposure of competing at British GT and BTCC events.