Regining Ginetta GT5 Challenge champion Sean Huyton will step up to the G50 class of the Ginetta GT Supercup this season.
Huyton will be part of a two-car team from Academy Motorsport, the team who guided him to the Challenge title, with team boss Matt Nicoll-Jones running a G55.
Huyton took ten wins on his way to securing the Challenge title last season at the third time of trying, with his prize being the use of a G50 for this season.
“I can’t wait to get back out in the car again, it’s been a long winter and I am looking forward to getting my hands on the G50 and push on with plans for this year with Academy Motorsport,” said the 22 year old. “The prize for winning the GT5 Championship last year has certainly given me the opportunity to progress this year, our plan is to repeat this process and move up the Ginetta ladder again next year with Ginetta and Academy.”
Nicoll-Jones joins the Supercup with plenty of experience under his belt, having won the Ginetta Challenge in both 2005 and 2007, whilst also securing the 2008 British GT4 title.
“We are excited about returning to the TOCA package, we feel that as a company, Ginetta provides unrivalled opportunities to teams and drivers for sensible money,” said Nicoll-Jones. “Our previous success is proof enough of what we are capable of, and combined with our already immensely strong GT5 Challenge squad, we are expecting another good year with Ginetta.
“We are looking forward to the challenge and establishing ourselves within the TOCA package once again. The Supercup grid looks immensely strong this year which is part of the attraction for me, there’s no doubt, I am looking forward to 2013.”
Academy Motorsport will also be fielding a three-car team in the Ginetta GT5 Challenge this season, with current Ginetta G20 Challenge champion Matt Flowers, and Will Burns occupying the first two seats.