Ginetta GT5 Challenge race winner David Pittard has been named as one of driver to be backed by the KX Akademy scheme.
Pittard, who will celebrate his 22nd birthday later this month moved into the GT5 Challenge series for the 2013 season with the SV21 team, having been part of a championship winning team in the British Endurance Championship the season before.
Pittard finished sixth in the points standings, despite missing the final meeting at Donington Park, in a season in which he collected three wins and was a regular feature in the series’ close battles for the lead.
“I am so proud and excited to have been selected as a KX Akademy member and I can’t thank the KX enough for their support!” Pittard told theCheckeredFlag.co.uk. “The program has been hugely successful in the past 2 years and to have been recognised by the KX judges is fantastic!”
“The KX Akademy’s support has allowed me to commit to the upcoming season, so I can now concentrate on preparing the best I can. I hope by working together we can successfully promote my main sponsor Sears Morgan Group and the KX brand both on and off track!”
“Working alongside such a large brand like KX and Jason Plato will be great and I aim to make the most of every opportunity presented to me! The end of March can’t come quick enough!”
Pittard is likely to stay in Ginetta series, targeting a drive in the Ginetta Supercup. In doing so he will follow Akademy graduates Rob Boston and Tom Ingram, the latter driver winning the 2013 title with JHR Developments. Through 2013 the KX Akademy also supported Clio Cup races Ant Whorton-Eales and Stef Hodgetts as well as Porsche Carrera Cup GB driver Daniel Lloyd and Sam Tordoff who partnered the program’s figurehead Jason Plato at the MG KX Momentum Racing team in the British Touring Car Championship.
Ash Hand and Alex Morgan were also named as new Akademy member. Ant Whorton-Eales and Sam Tordoff will continue under the program’s guideance.