Ginetta confirmed today (Weds 7th) that seven teams are set to race a Ginetta G57-P2 in the inaugural rounds of the Creventic 24H Proto Series; HHC Motorsport, Atech Racing Dubai and Optimum Motorsport will join the previously announced Graff Racing, Century Motorsport, CWS Racing and Simpson Motorsport.
The first 24H Proto will support the season-opening race of the 24H SERIES, the Dubai 24 Hours on 10 – 11 January 2017
HHC Motorsport recently announced an entry into British GT4 and were the team behind now-Ginetta Factory Driver Charlie Robertson’s Junior (2012) and SuperCup (2014) championship titles.
“It’s great to be on-board with Ginetta for the 24H Proto Series, the G57-P2 is a fantastic car that sees more and more exciting opportunities to race it open up around the world all the time.” said Charlie Kemp, HHC Motorsport Team Manager. “There will be some stiff competition but we look forward to the challenge and taking the team to the international stage.”
Also stepping up to the prototype class are Dubai 24 hour race regulars Optimum Motorsport having taken class wins in 2012 and 2015 with their Ginetta GT4 cars.
“It’s very important to have a ladder from entry level motorsport through to Le Mans.” added Shaun Goff, Optimum Motorsport’s Owner. “As an established team which currently operates in all levels of racing up to GT3, having this opportunity to be involved with prototypes is next logical step for us.
“It would be great to start 2017 with a win in Ginetta G57-P2.”
Optimum will be joined on the grid by fellow Dubai 24 hour class winning team, Century Motorsport who will be making their second competitive appearance with the Ginetta G57-P2, having taken a podium during their debut with the car in the V de V Championship finale at Estoril on 5-6 November 2016.
Nathan Freke, Team Principal Century Motorsport; “Stepping into the Prototype arena is something we have always aspired to do and we couldn’t have got off to a better start, finishing on the podium at our first event in Estoril.
“2017 is shaping up to be a very exciting year for Century Motorsport, and this is one of our major new programmes and I certainly hope we can achieve some top results in Dubai to get our year off to the best possible start.”
The teams join experienced G57-P2 entrants Simpson Motorsport and CWS Racing, as well as previously announced new team, Graff Racing and Atech Racing Dubai.
The 24H Proto Series makes its debut with a triple header of three hour races supporting the Dubai 24 Hours. The full calendar for 2017 is below.
12h Magny-Cours (21-22 April)
12h Misano (6-7-8 July)
12h Paul Ricard (18-19 August)
12h Spa-Francorchamps (6-7-8 October)