Stuart Middleton has described his move into the British GT Championship as a “fantastic step for my career” after being announced as one of HHC Motorsport’s drivers for 2017.
Middleton will share a Ginetta G55 GT4 with his 2016 Ginetta Junior Championship title rival Will Tregurtha next season, with both drivers and the team making their series debuts.
The 17 year old makes the step up following two years in the Ginetta Juniors, during which he won the Scholarship, the Winter Series and finished as overall vice-champion this year.
The Ashington-based racer will make history alongside Tregurtha as the first driver pairing to graduate directly into British GT from Ginetta Juniors.
“I’m so excited for my move into British GT next year, it’s such a fantastic step for my career,” said Middleton. “The championship is incredibly popular and GT racing is the best place to be to try and carve out a professional career in motorsport, it’s an amazing opportunity.
“I’m so happy to be joining HHC and to be teaming-up with Will, we’ll have a great package and I’m confident we’ll be competitive from the start. Staying with the Ginetta brand is great too, plus HHC has experience with the Ginetta G55 car so we should be able to hit the ground running.”