Gamble, Pointon To Lead TCR In 2014 GT5 Challenge


Total Control Racing will continue in the Ginetta GT5 Challenge for the 2014 season, with George Gamble and Callum Pointon leading their attack.

Gamble will embark on a full season in the GT5 Challenge after a successful one-off appearance during the final round at Donington in 2013, having previously been a front-runner in Ginetta Juniors and the Protyre Formula Renault Winter Series in 2012.

“I’m really looking forward to it, the Challenge is a good championship and the racing is so close”, said Gamble.

“We did that last round at Donington last year with Lee [Brookes] and it went really well, he’s put together a good deal for us and he’s set me the target of trying to win every race! I don’t think we’ll quite manage that, but I’ll give it a good go.

“I want to try and win the title and then maybe step-up and do the final round of the G55 [Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup], that’s the plan anyway.”

Staffordshire youngster Pointon had a strong maiden campaign with TCR last season on his way to seventh in the final standings, and is aiming for a top-three finish in 2014.

“My first year with TCR was absolutely amazing”, said Pointon. “We went into it just as a learning year but we ticked all the boxes along the way, had a cracking season and ended up seventh in the championship – we weren’t aiming that high at all when the year started.

“I should be trying to finish in the top three, I’m aiming as high as possible.” 

Team boss Lee Brookes said: “We’re delighted to have both George and Callum on board again, it’s a fantastic way to start 2014 for TCR. I really think we’ll have one of the strongest and best line-ups out there, George will definitely start the season as a championship favourite and Callum should be right up there fighting for podiums as well.

“Callum really came on strong last season, he did a fantastic job in his first year and improved massively to become a really consistent front-runner. With a team-mate like George to help push him on, we’re confident he can be a top three regular.”