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Country of origin:Great Britain
Introduced in:2021
Source:Company press release
Last updated:September 29, 2020
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Click here to download printer friendly versionBritish motorsport brand Ginetta has confirmed exciting new details on its latest iteration GT Academy car and announced plans for racers to sign up to the 2021 GT Academy Series.

For the past six decades Ginetta has helped drivers focus on a route to international motorsport platforms and its racing ladder is recognised globally as one of the best manufacturer-run series. Ginetta is now encouraging aspiring drivers of all ages with its new GT Academy car to sign up and be on the grid for the 2021 season.

Derived from one of the most successful GT4 chassis, the Ginetta GT Academy car delivers everything a driver needs to experience the speed, power and exhilaration of GT racing. The DNA of the car stems from 24-hour race winners, built to nullify fading performance and guarantee endurance.

Ginetta alumni and Olympic hero, Sir Chris Hoy, said: ''I was really impressed with the new Ginetta GT Academy car. I’ve been very lucky to have raced and tested lots of cars on circuit and found the GTA both exciting and instantly approachable. The perfect entry point for aspiring racers or track day drivers in a fit for purpose car.''

Its tuned 3.6-litre V6 engine and excellent balance inspires confidence and grip in every corner, lap after lap delivering the best experience for a driver looking to sharpen skills, whilst not compromising on safety or equipment. From £62,500, the GT Academy is the perfect entry level, cost-effective and easy to operate GT track car. It runs on road-going Michelin tyres offering up exceptional grip and uncompromising performance, rewarding drivers and massively reducing costs.

Ginetta is offering an optional race series for those ready to commit from track day enthusiast to entry level GT racer. Ginetta championships are renowned for being the perfect proven route to top flight motorsport, which delivers thrilling wheel-to-wheel racing on some of the UK’s most iconic circuits and boasts some of the most talented drivers racing in same-spec cars.

In 2021, drivers of all experience levels can compete in GT Academy, where the field is split between experienced drivers and a ‘Rookie’ class. This new series replaces the GRDC as the entry point to Ginetta racing and will help bolster the ladder that includes the G40 Cup, GT5 Challenge and SuperCup.

The Rookie Series Package is the perfect platform for drivers to make a racing debut in a welcoming, competitive and cost-effective environment. At the heart of the Ginetta offer is a true arrive and drive GT race package with everything covered for a track, test or race day, encompassing driver development, technical support, car transport and storage. Fuel and tyres are also included. It covers all the support a novice driver needs to maximise experience, taking away the time and hassle involved with running a race car and delivering a premium feel and hassle-free experience.

Drivers can grow in confidence through the support of the exclusive Ginetta driver development programme, where access to simulators, fitness facilities, track testing and an advanced driving course, designed by in-house LMP1 driver Mike Simpson, is all available.

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