British motorsport brand Ginetta is looking to expand its global presence with the introduction of a dedicated GT Academy Series in France.
The Ginetta GT Academy France will showcase the high-performance G56 GT Academy Car and will be conducted as an official series in collaboration with Team CMR, which will provide technical support to “ensure a seamless and competitive racing experience”, the company says.
The series is strategically aligned with the SRO FFSA TC France, which, the company says, underscores Ginetta’s dedication to supporting the thriving motorsport community in France.
Championship prizes for the Ginetta GT Academy France will open avenues for drivers to progress into the prestigious SRO FFSA GT4 series, establishing a clear path for career advancement within the Ginetta racing family. The meticulously planned six-round calendar will take competitors to renowned tracks, including Nogaro, Ledenon, Spa-Francorchamps, Magny Cours, Dijon Prenois and Paul Ricard, providing a diverse and challenging set of racing environments.
Amy Tomlinson, MD of Ginetta Cars, emphasized the success of the G56 GT Academy car and the brand’s commitment to expanding its reach beyond the UK: “Ginetta has manufactured over 100 G56 GTA cars since 2021, and the category has been hugely successful.”
Charles-Antoine Bourachot, Ginetta France Manager, said, “GTA has been hugely successful in the UK and is the perfect platform for drivers to have fun, learn, and compete against equal competitors in a purpose-built GT racing car. Ginetta Cars has a long record of producing large volume levels of racing cars and some of the most exciting single-manufacturer championships in the world. We aim to grow the business with Ginetta Cars and implement their driver ‘ladder’ which can take a driver from GTA, into GT4 and then LMP3.”
The Ginetta GT Academy France series will start with single-driver sprint racing, featuring practice and qualifying sessions, as well as intense 30-minute races, offering an exhilarating experience for both participants and spectators.