Triple Olympic gold medal winner Jason Kenny has signed signed up for the British GT-supporting Ginetta GT5 Challenge for 2013.

The cycling ace made his racing debut in his own Ginetta G20 at Donington Park last year and the manufacturer invited him to compete, and after finishing in the top 10 in that race in September, Kenny has been bitten by the racing bug as he has decided to upgrade to a G40 machine in for the coming GT5 Challenge campaign.

Kenny will also receive his full season’s entry and Friday testing fees, plus tyres and fuel for the series, saying he aims to “get closer to the business end and stop messing around at the back.”

Speaking on his next challenge ahead, Kenny said; “I loved driving my Ginetta G20 and I like how competitive and close the Ginetta racing is. Not only that, but I like the main man Lawrence [Tomlinson] and the way he designs and builds cars.”

Ginetta Chairman Lawrence Tomlinson added: “Ginetta are thrilled to welcome Jason back onto the grid for 2013.He is a fantastic British role model and we’re glad to know he now races not one, but two great British sports cars! Let’s hope he can translate his impressive two-wheeled speed into four.”

Max Gregory, Championships Manager at Ginetta said; “Jason showed great promise at Donington Park in his G20, and he should have great fun stepping up to the G40 class for 2013.”