Declan Jones will return to the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup grid for the first time in over eighteen months at Oulton Park next month, linking up with reigning champions Century Motorsport.
Jones last appeared in the championship during the 2014 season finale, securing an outright podium finish at Brands Hatch, having previously completed a part-campaign in 2012.
Whilst he’s been out of a Ginetta race seat for a while, Jones will benefit from expert knowledge of the circuit as he currently works as a drive coach at the Oulton Park Racing School.
“It has been a while since I have sat in a modern race car, so I am really looking forward to getting out,” said Jones.
“The hunger for it is just unbelievable, it really is. I just can’t wait to get on track and put myself back in the public eye and on the racing radar.
“Red Square Vodka has come onboard for one event and we are going to see how it goes. It would be fantastic if we could develop a strong relationship and see where we can go from here.
“I really want to do well at Oulton and show what I can do. I’ll be aiming to get in the top-five in qualifying and then see if I can get some podiums in the races.”
The move sees the Liverpudlian reunite with the team that guided him to within a couple of points of the British GT4 Championship title in 2013, when he shared a Ginetta G50 with Zoe Wenham
“It will be nice to be back racing with the boys at Century Motorsport,” Jones added
“For me they are one of the best Ginetta teams in the paddock, and it is always good to work with such a professional outfit, and the fact we know each other so well can only be a positive.
Century Motorsport boss, Nathan Freke, commented: “We worked with Declan for two years in the Ginetta Supercup and British GT and he has become a friend and is very much part of the Century family.
“We want to give him a decent opportunity to run at the front of the field. It is pretty competitive at the front in the Ginetta Supercup, but knowing Declan’s attitude, his will to win and also his talent, coupled with knowing Oulton Park very well, I think getting on the podium is very possible.”