Tregurtha and Middleton to join 2018 GT4 European Series with Ginetta
20 December 2017
British GT4 champions Will Tregurtha and Stuart Middleton are set to join the 2018 GT4 European Series with their HHC Motorsport-run Ginetta G55 GT4. The British duo will also be part of Ginetta's Young Driver Programme.
Middleton, 18, and Tregurtha, 17, were the youngest pairing in history to win British GT4 this year. By joining Ginetta's Young Driver Programme in 2018 the pair will also get the chance to participate in development roles including testing and shakedowns, as well as being used as instructors at Ginetta's private test track, Blyton Park.
"I am extremely grateful to Ginetta. Stuart and I are both focussed on becoming professional race drivers and this is a great opportunity to learn and develop. Having started back in 2014 at the Ginetta Junior Scholarship, both of us are good examples of what can be achieved through the Ginetta ladder," Tregurtha said.
"We don't want to stop here though. I am determined to win Le Mans and it would be fantastic to do that in a Ginetta car one day. Ginetta have some exciting plans and I want to be a part of them. For now, it's all about trying to win the GT4 European Series in 2018 in a Ginetta G55 with HHC Motorsport. HHC did a great job last season and I'm sure we will form a strong package again. 2017 has been an incredible year and this news is a brilliant way to finish it off."
“I am incredibly grateful for this amazing opportunity Ginetta have given both Will and myself. Ginetta has been fantastic to me throughout my racing career and I wouldn’t be in this position I am in today without them. Ginetta introduced me to car racing with the Ginetta Junior Scholarship back in 2014, where I won the chance to race in the Ginetta Junior Championship in 2015 and these past three years have been truly amazing, sharing my success with the Ginetta family," Middleton adds.
"I must say what a brilliant and formidable teammate I have in Will Tregurtha. Our team, HHC Motorsport are fantastic and collectively I’m relishing the prospect this role will give both of us working toward developing a professional motor racing career.”
“I am delighted to see Stuart and Will as the latest additions to our Ginetta Young Driver Programme. Both drivers have come through the Ginetta motorsport ladder, having started their car racing careers at our Junior scholarship, before joining the Junior championship itself, and are an excellent example of how great a training platform the Junior Championship is for a future in GT racing. The Young Driver Programme seeks to support talent as they forge a career in the sport, and I am sure there is a bright future ahead for both of them," Ginetta Motorsport Manager, Ashley Gallagher, said.
The 2018 GT4 European Series kicks off at Zolder on April 7-8.