Initially planned for early March, the first ever one-make Ginetta 24 hour event will now provide drivers and teams with the ultimate end of season challenge, with a sell-out grid anticipated following overwhelming interest for the original event.
Following extensive discussions between event organisers’ want2race and Ginetta, the circuit owners and initial entrants, all parties agreed that a date late in the year would be a better fit in the motorsport calendar and allow the event to provide a thrilling end to the year.
The want2race 24HR event will welcome entrants from across the Ginetta Junior Championship, GT5 Challenge and G40 Cup, while the new date will also now present drivers in GRDC the chance to enjoy an exciting challenge at the end of their first year of car-racing.
The entry will be split into three classes as the cars run to their respective 2019 championship technical specifications, with three to six drivers sharing each car, all of whom must hold a minimum of a ‘National B’ MSA license.
The three day meeting will feature six hours of exclusive testing, an hour of free practice/qualification and the 24 hour endurance main event, with entrants receiving on-site parts and tyres support from Ginetta and Protyre Motorsport respectively.
Ben Hyland – want2race: “We feel we have really hit a gap in the market with the Ginetta 24HR, opening the door for the Ginetta family to get 24 hour racing experience, and the genuine interest in the event has been overwhelming.
“When discussing the event with entrants, it became apparent that the event would be significantly better attended across all classes should it be moved to the end of the season, allowing more time for cars to be refreshed over the long winter break.
“It’s not a decision we made lightly, but one that we feel is wise and will benefit all parties involved. With more time at our disposal, we will be able to grow the event into a bigger and better spectacle than first anticipated, and make it a truly special way to close the 2019 season.
“We will be running an early bird deal for entry fees, details of which will be announced soon, and we hope to bring together a capacity grid for the event. There will also be arrive and drive packages available for individual drivers looking to join the action, alongside logistical support for teams requiring shared transport of cars and equiment to Spain.”
Teams and drivers interested in the event can find out more information by contacting Ben Hyland at want2race on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07779305353.