Pittard To Make US Racing Debut In Sunset 300

by Simon Paice

Reigning Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup vice-champion David Pittard is set to make his American racing debut this weekend (6/7 June), competing for Team Ginetta USA in the FARA endurance championship.

A late deal has seen Pittard selected as a pro driver for Ginetta USA, an opportunity that will see him compete in the headline ‘Sunset 300’ four hour into-the-night race at Homestead Miami Speedway.

Team Ginetta USA, the official factory Ginetta team in the States, have been front-runners in the FARA endurance championship so far in 2015, having taken a double podium finish during the earlier Homestead 200 event.

“I’m extremely excited to be travelling across the Atlantic for my debut in the USA. I can’t thank Ginetta USA and Adolfo Rossi enough for this fantastic opportunity,” said Pittard, who will race a Ginetta G55.

“The FARA series has a huge variety of cars so we will be up against some tough competition, however, the efficiency of the Ginetta should give us the edge over the Porsches, Ferraris and Audis that we’ll be up against!

“I should get to grips with the circuit quickly and it will be a great privilege to lead the team. The event itself looks awesome, starting at 6pm the race will continue under the flood lights and finish in the dark at 10pm, to add another element to the race!”

Pittard’s USA race debut is his second race outing of the season, with the BRDC Rising Star currently leading Class 5 in the Endurance Racing Series having picked up a win with Team BRIT (British Racing Injured Troops) at Rockingham.

The opportunity came for the 23 year old after speaking with some US teams late last year, and Pittard hopes to use his trip Stateside to secure more opportunities for the future.

“I’m working hard to make sure that even though I’m not in the driving seat as much as I’d like, I’m still in the motorsport loop,” he added.

“In my down time in Miami I won’t be enjoying South Beach, I’ve got back to back meetings with teams with the potential to enable me to race out there more. I can’t wait!”

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