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GRDC Series Heads To Goodwood Revival

Lawrence Tomlinson's car collection to make the trip too

Ginetta will have a presence at this year’s Goodwood Revival. The Yorkshire manufacturer will take a pair of Ginetta G40’s in period livery as well as Ginetta G4 from Chairman Lawrence Tomlinson’s historic car collection.

As one of the automotive industry’s biggest calendar events, the Goodwood Revival takes place between 8 – 10 September 2017. The only historic race meeting to be staged entirely in period dress, the three-day event captures the romance and glamour of motor racing as it used to be.

The Ginetta Racing Drivers Club was created with that passion for motor racing in mind, making the Goodwood Revival the perfect venue to officially open entries for the 2018 season. Ginetta will be based on stand 347 “over the road” with Championship Coordinator Hayley Hickmore and Sales Director Ian Fletcher on hand to discuss all things Ginetta.

Petrol heads who fancy swapping a seat in the grandstand for a seat in their own, road legal race car will be able to sign up for an all-inclusive motorsport package during the Revival. New for 2018 is the introduction of a Sprint Challenge at Ginetta’s very own race track, Blyton Park. The series will also continue to take in eight races across four British GT-supporting rounds around the country.

The Ginetta Racing Drivers Club is for drivers who are brand new to the sport, meaning competitors are in exactly the same boat as those sitting next to them on the grid. Pre-race butterflies? Chances are they have them too.

2018 members will once again enjoy close, competitive racing in their very own Ginetta G40 Club Car, mixing it with a field of like-minded novice drivers. Included in the price of the G40 Club Car is absolutely everything needed to go racing. It comes with 12 months road tax and is setup by Ginetta’s in-house team of mechanics to ensure it is race-ready. It also includes a VBox as standard to capture all-important data.

Ginetta is committed to ensuring all competitors are fully equipped mentally and physically by the time they sit on the grid for the very first time. Everything is catered for, including ARDS test organisation and – in a bid to uphold their 100% pass record – a trio of training days for all drivers.

There will be an exclusive day at the venue for the first race meeting of the year where – during several hours of on track testing – the Ginetta team organises practice starts, a mechanical workshop and media and race craft training. They also utilise Blyton Park for two further training days featuring handling courses and technical training, all before the season begins.

The Ginetta experience is such that once drivers get a taste of life behind the wheel of their Ginetta, they don’t want to stop. Fortunately the unique Ginetta motorsport ladder allows drivers to develop their skills as far as they like. Drivers graduating from the GRDC move straight to the GRDC+ series using a lightly tweaked version of the G40 Club Car. From there drivers can step up to the racing thoroughbreds and compete in Ginetta’s one make GT5 and GT4 championships. Then you’re ready to move into prototype racing with the iconic G57 and of course, the new-for-2018 Ginetta LMP1 machine.