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Phil McGarty Links Up With GotBoost Racing For Ginetta GT5 Challenge

5th March 2019 • Simon Paice

Phil McGarty will enter his fifth consecutive season of one-make Ginetta competition this year as he returns to the GT5 Challenge grid.

McGarty launched his racing career as part of the Ginetta Racing Drivers Club back in 2015 and has remained part of the Ginetta family ever since. A podium finisher in his maiden campaign, he went on to enjoy two competitive seasons in the GRDC+ category.

The 40 year old from Oldham in Lancashire progressed to the GT5 Challenge last year and was a consistent presence towards the front of the Am Class field, taking regular top six results and superb podium finishes at Oulton Park and Silverstone.

GotBoost Racing ran Morgan Quinn to an overall top ten points finish in the GT5 Challenge last year and impressed by their results, McGarty has elected to join the Bridgend-based outfit as he competes in his second season in the championship.

Phil McGarty: “We decided back in December that after looking at the performance of GotBoost Racing last year, a change of team would be beneficial for 2019 as we look to mount an attack for the 2019 Ginetta GT5 Challenge Am Class title.

“I’m really looking forward to the season ahead and the challenge of competing against a competitive field of new drivers and familiar faces, while the fact we have Zandvoort back on the calendar is brilliant as that’s a truly awesome track to drive.

“I’m pleased to announce that Forty3 Media will be my media partner once again this year, assisting me with website development and graphic design solutions, while AC Tyres will continue to support me as they have done since 2015 and I’m pleased to welcome SJ Signs & Graphics to the team, who will be wrapping my Ginetta G40.”

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 four meetings and make two outings on the British Touring Car Championship support bill.