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Raceway Motorsport Set For Ginetta Competition Debut

14th February 2020 • Simon Paice

A new team has joined the Ginetta family for 2020, with Raceway Motorsport set to compete in the Ginetta Racing Drivers Club and G40 Cup.

While they are a new name to the Ginetta paddock, team principal Luca Hirst leads a squad with a wealth of experience in Ginetta competition. Hirst himself is a former GT5 Challenge racer and most recently worked as chief mechanic for the multiple title-winning W2R Motorsport outfit.

The West Yorkshire-based team has confirmed Stephen Docker as an entrant into this year’s Ginetta Racing Drivers Club, while a three-pronged attack on the G40 Cup will come from Chris White, Paulo Scripo and Ignazio Zanon, all of whom made their racing debuts in the 2019 GRDC.

White enjoyed an impressive first campaign behind the wheel of a Ginetta G40, becoming a consistent presence in the top six in the GRDC before making his G40 Cup debut at the end of the campaign. Scripo meanwhile secured seven top ten results in eight races.

Italian student Zanon was a fellow top ten regular and took a best result of eighth in the season finale at Brands Hatch, while Docker makes a welcome return to Ginetta competition, having been crowned the 2018 GRDC runner-up with a hugely impressive 100% podium record.

Luca Hirst, Team Principal: “Raceway Motorsport may be a new name around the paddock, however the team member’s faces are quite familiar. We have a combined 30 years of experience in motosport, both within Ginetta and in the likes of ELMS, British GT and Le Mans.

“Having been on both sides of a race team myself, I know how to ensure the highest level of service to provide drivers with a race winning programme. I am extremely happy with the driver line-up we have, with four talented drivers ready for the next stage of their careers.

“I’m pleased with the progression they’ve shown through pre-season testing and I believe we will be right at the sharp end in both the classes. We can’t wait for the season to get underway at Oulton Park.”

In 2020, the Ginetta G40 Cup and Ginetta Racing Drivers Club (GRDC) are sharing a grid as they race in support of the British GT Championship. The championships cater for all levels of drivers, including rookies embarking on their first ever seasons in car racing.