Huyton “Very Disappointed” By Thruxton Absence


Sean Huyton has expressed his disappointment at having to sit out the latest rounds of the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup at Thruxton this weekend.

Huyton has had to make the decision to miss the third meeting of the season due to a shortfall in budget. It comes after a promising outing at Donington Park two weeks ago, when Huyton edged closer to podium contention with three top nine finishes.

The withdrawal from Thruxton has put a big dent in the 24 year old’s hopes of completing a unique Ginetta championship hat-trick, having won the Ginetta GT5 Challenge in 2012 and the G50 category of the Supercup last season.

“I’m very disappointed not to be able to race at Thruxton, as we had just started to make progress in challenging at the front end of the grid,” said Huyton.

“The financial implications caused by running on a very small budget mean I’m having to be selective on races. Unfortunately unless new sponsorship is in forthcoming, I’ll not be able to fulfil my target of winning three successive Ginetta championships.”

Huyton is now focusing all his resources on ensuring he returns to the grid in five weeks time at the fourth meeting of the year at Oulton Park.

The Lancashire-based racer admits he needs to find more backing though to ensure he can complete the remainder of the season with Academy Motorsport.

“We’re not far off being able to compete in every race,” he added. “I’m very interested in speaking to any potential sponsors who would like to get involved at the top end of British motorsport and have live TV exposure, along with interaction with tens of thousands of people at every race weekend.”