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Race-Winner Gordie Mutch Set For More Ginetta GT5 Challenge Action

13th March 2020 • Simon Paice

Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge race-winner Gordie Mutch is back in the championship this season with Fox Motorsport.

The teenage talent, who made his racing debut in the 2017 Ginetta Junior Winter Series, is set to embark on his third consecutive season in the GT5 Challenge as he joins Ashley Marshall and Ian Duggan in the Essex team’s line-up.

After ending his maiden campaign in 2018 on a high with a maiden podium finish, the 18 year old kicked off last year in style with victory in the opening race at Oulton Park. Further wins would follow on each of the championship’s two visits to Donington Park.

A total of ten podium finishes across the campaign meant that the Scotsman took the championship battle down the last round of the season. After eventually coming third in the final points standings, he’s targeting another title challenge this year.

Gordie Mutch: “I’m thrilled to be able to announce this programme, because for quite a while I was facing up to the prospect of spending 2020 on the sidelines. Fox Motorsport have played an enormous role in my development as a driver so it’s great to be staying with the team.

“Ginetta GT5s is such a hard-fought series, and that’s what makes it so popular, and with a home round at Knockhill – and three events with live ITV coverage on the BTCC support bill – it’s even more important for me to be on the grid this year.”

Paul McNeilly, team principal: “We’re delighted to have Gordie back on-board. He learned an awful lot in his first season with us and that was reflected in a superb campaign last year in which he scored our first outright win in the GT5 Challenge and fought for the title right to the final round.

“He’s had a tough winter and it’s been a real fight to get back on the grid, but now that he’s here, we’re aiming for wins in the early part of the season to hopefully keep a title push going throughout 2020.”

Packed grids and close racing makes the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge a popular entry-level championship for many aspiring GT racers. In 2020, the series will compete across both British GT and British Touring Car Championship weekends, with three outings on each support bill.