Protyre Ginetta GT5 Challenge star David Pittard has been handed a boost to his racing career having been named a British Racing Drivers’ Club Rising Star.
The prestigious honour BRDC Rising Star Scheme is an invitation only programme open to racing drivers aged 24 and under, current Britcar MSA British Endurance Class 4 Champion Pittard joining that list of honours after a strong first season in the Ginetta GT5 Challenge that has seen him pick up three wins so far in 2013.
The prestigious BRDC Rising Stars honour has huge heritage down the years having selected many top young stars in many different forms of motorsport across single seaters, touring cars and sportscar racing, including the likes of 2008 Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton.
“It is a great honour to have been selected for BRDC Rising Star status,” said Pittard upon recieving the news.
“The Club has such a great heritage, and when you look through the list of members you realise just how lucky you are to be a part of it.
“The BRDC do so much for Silverstone and British Motorsport. The support I will gain from being a part of the Rising Stars programme will be a fantastic boost to my career going forward. I am going to grasp this opportunity with both hands and not let go!”
Pittard will next be in action during the Ginetta GT5 Challenge’s final round of the 2013 season at Donington Park on October 5/6, where his G40 will carry the prestigious BRDC Rising Star blue roundel.