Brad Bailey will continue to race in the Protyre Ginetta GT5 Challenge as he bids to claim the championship in the 2013 season.
The teenager from Essex will therefore move into his fourth year racing in a Ginetta G40, having raced in the BTCC-supporting Ginetta Junior championship for two seasons with success along the way.
Bailey then graduated into the Ginetta GT5 Challenge last season, finishing the season in style with a win in the final race of the year at Donington Park.
“Stepping up from the Ginetta Juniors into the Ginetta Challenge was a great move for me”, he said. “To finish seventh overall in a field of 28 cars as well as take the win in the final race of the year was a great end to my maiden season, now I’m looking to rack up some more podiums and hopefully challenge for the title.”
Bailey also impressed in a one-off outing at Snetterton in the GT Supercup series where he achieved two podiums finishes in the second-tier G50 class, and Bailey is eyeing the GT5 Challenge prize of a G50 machine for the 2014 season.
“The G50 was an incredible car, and to go out there and secure two podiums in my first two races was a real confidence boost. As the Ginetta GT5 Challenge prize is the use of a G50 for the 2014 season, that’s the goal for this year.”
Brad’s father Paul Bailey added: “We have decided to remain with the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge for another season as both Brad and the team really enjoyed last season, and with the improving results in every race, we believe he can run at the front of the pack in 2013, with every chance of winning the championship.”