Ginetta and PalmerSport partner for G56 GT Academy car supply deal

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UK-based motorsport company Ginetta will supply its G56 GT Academy car to the PalmerSport to fleet in 2023 through a newly announced partnership.

Ginetta is well known for helping to hone racers’ skills as they seek to progress through a multitude of international motorsport series, and drivers of all disciplines will now be able to drive one of eight GTA vehicles at the Bedford Autodrome, UK from March 2023.

Derived from the GT4 chassis, the G56 GTA is described as an excellent platform to enjoy entry level motorsport as it delivers speed, power and the exhilaration of GT racing. With a total weight of 1,100kg and powered by a 3.7-liter V6 engine with a peak power output 270bhp. Designed as an extremely durable and capable race car, the vehicle can be used within an optional race series for drivers seeking to become an entry level GT Academy racer.

Ginetta’s driver development program enables the latest racing drivers to gain valuable insights, tips and coaching from the brand’s own factory Le Mans drivers. Furthermore, drivers of any experience level can compete within the Ginetta GT Academy series as the field is split between experienced and novice entrants. Ginetta provides training and support for drivers in the rookie class.

“We are delighted to announce that the Ginetta G56 GT Academy car will join the PalmerSport ranks in 2023 and operate exclusively on the North Circuit of Bedford Autodrome,” said Mike Simpson, head of motorsport, Ginetta. “Over 10,000 drivers will experience the Ginetta GTA car each year, thanks to PalmerSport.

“This car enables constant development, evolution and improvement in each and every driver that sits behind the steering wheel. It is a really fantastic opportunity for Ginetta to offer drivers of all experiences the opportunity to get to grips with one of the world’s most durable and forgiving racing machines, and help develop those with ambitions to become professionals through our GT Academy series.”

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