A young British motor racing champion is pleading for backing from regional businesses, after picking up his second successive championship trophy.
Sean Huyton, from Aughton, was presented with the 2013 Ginetta G50 trophy at a recent ceremony, just 12 months after winning the Ginetta G40 championship.
He is now just one step away from the pinnacle of British motor racing, the Touring Car Championship, and is continuing his search for sponsors to join him for 2014 when he’ll be racing in the Ginetta G55 championship.
The 23-year-old is aiming to become the first driver to ever win three successive Ginetta championships, all in his rookie year, and is confident of challenging for the G55 title.
“2013 was an excellent year for me as I won nearly all the G50 races and was then able to race in the more powerful G55 in the final few rounds,” said Sean.
“Now I have the G50 and G40 championships, my focus will be on continuing to challenge for the title in whatever class I’m racing in.
“There are a number of British Touring Car racing drivers who have graduated through the Ginetta race series, so with a little more support from new sponsors I could be the next one. The G55 race series has at least one race every weekend live on ITV4 and it’s a great way of showing the viewing public just what I can do.”
Any worries that Sean would take a while to adjust to the G55 from racing a G50 quickly evaporated as he took his maiden podium finish in just his second race at Rockingham in September.
This was despite having had just an hour of time in the car, most of which was in qualifying and in the first race.
He secured two more top six finishes and will be among the front runners when the season begins again in April, with a little help from new sponsors.
“I have a couple of great sponsors, but know that if I’m to compete properly for the entire season I’ll need a few more with me,” added Sean.
“I’ve been spending the last couple of months looking for partners to work with and support through marketing and advertising in 2014.
“If anyone wishes to know more about being part of my team in 2014, I’d welcome the opportunity to demonstrate how partnering with me will have major benefits for a brand, product or service.
“As with any sponsorship, access to my garage, the Ginetta’s VIP hospitality suite and the adrenalin-fuelled package of races that accompany the British Touring Car Championship, are attractive propositions along with live footage on terrestrial TV in the UK.
“My website has all the details for any interested sponsors and everyone who invests in my racing career can be assured I’ll be investing in them too.
“Sponsorship packages can be made to suit the business and I’d welcome the chance to entertain prospective sponsors at the race meetings.”