Fergus Walkinshaw will be in action in the Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup at Donington Park after a superb effort to extensively rebuild his Ginetta G55 following the serious accident he suffered at the opening rounds at Brands Hatch.
At Brands, Walkinshaw was leading the final race of the weekend when contact from behind sent him into the pitwall and then across the track into the opposing tyre barrier. The incident caused extensive damage to his G55 and a momentous effort by the Century Motorsport team has seen the car stripped down to its bare shell, enabling vital repairs to the chassis at Ginetta HQ, before being completely rebuilt again. All this was done before Thursday, allowing Walkinshaw to make it out for the Thruxton TOCA test, the Oxfordshire racer going on to set the fastest time in the final Supercup session.
Walkinshaw said: “The Century Motorsport guys have pulled out all the stops this week to make sure I get back on track as soon as possible and I am grateful. I have every faith in the team and I know that, despite losing valuable testing time at Donington this week, I head into the second race weekend of the season with a good car.
“It has been painful to see the car I built stripped back to nothing and rebuilt from scratch, but I've put what happened at Brands Hatch behind me and just concentrated on getting the car sorted. Donington Park is one of my favourite circuits. I had a one-day test there before the start of the season, so I am confident I can do well. It's been an exhausting week but nothing's going to stop me from doing a good job in the next rounds.”