Nick White and Ravi Ramyead will continue their thrilling Ginetta GT Academy Championship 2023 title battle. This weekend, the championship races at Cadwell Park for the first time.
White (Raceway Motorsport) and Ramyead (Century Motorsport) have been the class of the field through the 2023 season so far, sharing 16 of the 17 race wins on offer and collecting 31 podium finishes between them.
Ramyead has had the edge on his title rival in terms of race wins and pole positions, with nine of each compared to seven and five respectively for White. Unfortunately the second-year racer has had some misfortune through the year though, missing out on the podium three times.
White meanwhile has used all of his racing experience and produced a remarkably consistent campaign, finishing in the top three in every single race so far. He’s the in-form driver of the two also, having won four of the last five races to build a 13-point lead in the standings.
Mackenzie Walker (Assetto Racing) has been hot on the heels of the leading duo across recent events and after finishing in second place in three of the last four races he’s contested, he’s determined to break through and take to the top step of the podium for the first time this season.
Marc Elman (SVG Motorsport) is in good form having taken home GTA silverware in three of the last four races, while Thomas Shelley (Century Motorsport) is ready to bounce back from a tough recent run of results and add to his two podium visits to date.
The GT Academy features a rookie class too, where racing newcomers take their first steps in motorsport with an all-inclusive package from want2race. While this weekend is a non-points scoring round for the rookies, there’s still bragging rights and winners trophies up for grabs.
Matt Shaw is the runaway class leader at this stage, winning 11 races so far. As well as aiming to add more trophies to his collection, he’ll also be trying to take the fight to White, Ramyead and co at the front of the field, having taken best qualifying and race results of third overall this year.
Amy Tomlinson has secured nine rookie podium finishes across the season so far. She is pushing for her maiden class victory. Michael Orant is one to watch after picking up a trophy during an impressive debut at Snetterton last time out.
Follow the action across the weekend on social media, @GinettaCars.
Ginetta GT Academy Championship 2023 Timetable:
Saturday 22July: Warm Up 10:50; Qualifying 12:54; Race One 15:38
Sunday 23 July: Warm Up 09:30; Race Two 12:32; Race Three 15:16
All three races will be streamed live on Ginetta’s YouTube channel. Live timing and results will be available here: www.tsl-timing.com/event/232921