Ginetta factory driver Mike Simpson will again take part in a full British GT Championship season as he is announced as the Pro driver in the second Tolman Motorsport Ginetta G55 GT3.
Simpson, who has previously driven for the factory LNT team in the GT3 car, will rejoin his 2011 team mate Ian Stinton in the entry alongside previously announced pairing Luke Davenport and David Pattison.
Mike Simpson said: “I am delighted to be back for my third full season in British GT with my good friend Ian Stinton. We helped to develop the GT3 car together back in the early days, and Ian has kept his hand in with the G55 since then. Tolman Motorsport have a great track record in Ginettas so it’s going to be an exciting year with them as our factory backed team.”
Stinton has been a regular in British GT for more than ten years with his first season starting in 2004, along the way he has finished third overall in the championship with a race win in a Ginetta G50 to boot.
He said: “I am so pleased to be out in British GT again with Mike Simpson. Due to the Balance of Performance levelling out performance of all the cars, I feel we have a great chance of being on the podium. After meeting Tolman, I’m convinced they are going to make the car very quick and more importantly, very reliable. This year marks my 15th season in BGT and I believe I haveve the team mate and team to put us on the podium!”
The team, led by Chris Tolman, is making its first steps into GT3 racing after a successful period in the GT4 class, they’ll start to test their G55s in Southern Europe in February.
Chris Tolman said: “I am delighted to have Ian and Mike on board for what is set to be a truly special year for us. The appointment of factory backing from Ginetta is quite a coup for small team like mine! The pressure is now on for us to make all this work the best it possibly can! With the driver line up we now have I’m sure we can look to some great results for all parties. David and Luke’s step up will be as big as last years in to GT4 but I have doubt they will rise to it as we all did last season.”