Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup podium finisher Sean Huyton has confirmed he will miss the latest rounds of the 2014 season at Knockhill next weekend, and admits he needs fresh backing if he is to return to the grid this year.
Unfortunately for the 2013 Supercup G50 class champion and 2012 Ginetta GT5 Challenge champion, budget restraints have hampered him throughout the season and led to him missing the Thruxton weekend in May and Snetterton two weeks ago.
Huyton’s last appearance in the championship came at the Croft meeting before the summer break, during which he took his first podium finish of the season, and the Ormskirk-based racer is frustrated that he’s been unable to capitalise on the breakthrough result.
“It’s so frustrating to hit financial problems straight after what was probably my best weekend racing of the season,” said Huyton.
“My team, Academy Motorsport, have now made the slight changes and adjustments to the car so I’m able to lap at the same pace as the leaders. I now know I can win races and certainly claim plenty of podiums, but need sponsorship to help me achieve this.”
Huyton’s focus is now on trying to attract new sponsorship to ensure he can return to the grid before the end of the season, starting with Rockingham in September, the scene of his first overall Supercup podium twelve months ago.
“I’ve had to work on a budget which is about a tenth the size of other people and the financial implications caused by running on a very small budget mean I have had to be selective on races,” he added.
“If I can get a couple of new sponsors quickly, I’m hoping to be out running at the front at Rockingham, Silverstone and Brands Hatch, and I’m very interested in speaking to any potential sponsors who would like to get involved.”