Former Ginetta Junior rivals Will Tregurtha and Stuart Middleton have announced plans to enter British GT in 2017, driving together in HHC Motorsport’s planned Ginetta G55 GT4 entry.
Sixteen-year-old Tregurtha eventually beat out 17-year-old Middleton to the Ginetta Junior Championship in 2016, but now the once-rivals will become team-mates in British GT next year.
They plan to move up from the Ginetta G40 Junior to the GT4-spec G55, racing with Yorkshire-based HHC Motorsport.
This would be the first time that two drivers will move directly from Ginetta Juniors to British GT, but team boss Charlie Kemp is confident.
“We are very excited about our plans to enter British GT in 2017,” said Kemp.
“With Will and Stuart we have two very promising young drivers who have bright futures ahead of them and we are delighted that they have teamed up together to help advance us into British GT.
“We understand that SRO wants the best teams on the grid next season but we feel that with our track record and these two exciting young talents, we hope we put a very strong case forward to getting an entry for 2017.
“It is our long-term aim to run a second car in GT4 and also operate an entry in GT3 as well, so our commitments to SRO and the British GT Championship is an absolute one as we aim to make this our home for the foreseeable future.”