Will Tregurtha will compete in the Kick Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship this season, his entry coming with championship newcomers Richardson Chassis Engineering.
Tregurtha reached the final four of the Ginetta Junior Scholarship competition last October, and makes the step into car-racing following his first full national karting campaign in 2014.
The 14 year old, who is mentored by Tim Sugden, finished seventh in the Junior Rotax Super One British Karting Championship last year, as well as securing top ten finishes in the British Kartmasters Grand Prix and British Open.
“I can’t wait to get started. I’ve had a fantastic time in karting with great support from my team KR-Sport but this is an incredible opportunity to race on the BTCC package in front of huge crowds at the country’s best circuits,” said Tregurtha.
“I intend to grab this chance with both hands and want to win races, achieve plenty of podiums and win the top rookie prize. Working with someone like Dave [Richardson] will be a great experience.”
Richardson Chassis Engineering head into circuit racing for the first time with a rich history of success in Oval racing over the last decade, becoming one of Europe’s leading car and parts manufacturer for oval motorsport.
Headed up by former Prodrive engineer Dave Richardson, RCE aim to focus on a single-car entry with Tregurtha in 2015 as they become acclimatised to Ginetta competition.
“The time is right for us to move into circuit racing,” commented Richardson. “This is an exciting new challenge for myself and the company. We will of course continue to build and develop winning oval cars but this gives us a chance to show our skills to an entirely new audience.
“Will is a very talented and focussed young man. To reach the last four of the Scholarship was a great achievement. He has impressed everyone with his attitude off the track as well as his ability behind the wheel so I am looking forward to working with him very much.”