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Nick White And MRM Join Ginetta GT5 Challenge

27th April 2021 • Simon Paice

Nick White and MRM are the latest exciting partnership to make their Ginetta debuts this season as they join the G40 Cup class of the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge.

White makes the transition to Ginetta racing with five seasons of experience in tin-top competition. Since making his car-racing bow in 2016, he’s competed in the Trackday Trophy and Michelin Clio Cup Series behind the wheel of Renault Clios.

The Wiltshire based racer secured ‘Class C’ title glory in the MSVR Trackday Championship last year and will now transition to rear-wheel drive racing for the first time with Ginetta. He will compete in the G40 Cup Pro class with the support of headline sponsor Asset Advantage.

Nick White: “After looking into many single-make championships, I was drawn to Ginetta for the complete package they offer. The support from Asset Advantage has given me the opportunity to challenge for the G40 Cup and be part of the TOCA and British GT support packages. With the race support from MRM, I have all the tools I need to be competitive.”

While MRM are a new team to one-make Ginetta racing, they join the grid with a wealth of experience. The family-run Somerset squad have enjoyed success in Renault Clio competition across Europe and are the reigning UK champions.

Mike Ritchie, team principal: “We are excited to be involved in such a great championship and manufacturer such as Ginetta. Having supported Nick in the 2020 MSVR TDC, he showed great pace and consistency throughout the season and we are looking forward to the first round at Thruxton.”

Jonathan Eddy, Asset Advantage: “Having sponsored Nick in the MSVR TDC in 2020, and consistently seen top results, we wanted to continue our sponsorship in 2021.  Moving to a prestigious single make series in the Ginetta G40 Cup was a logical progression and we look forward to Nick continuing his success.”

Packed grids and close racing makes the Ginetta GT5 Challenge a popular entry-level championship for many aspiring GT racers. In 2021, the series will compete across both British GT and British Touring Car Championship weekends, sharing a grid with the G40 Cup.