WEST LANCASHIRE racing driver Sean Huyton is going back to the scene of his 2011 title controversy by competing in the 2012 Ginetta G40 championship.
After being cruelly denied the title in the final round of the 2011 season, Huyton is now focused on showing he deserves to be champion.
The 21-year-old will continue to drive for the Academy Motorsport team and starts his battle at his home circuit of Oulton Park on Easter Saturday.
He said: “Last season was very frustrating as I won the title fairly on the track, only to be denied by the officials, so this year I’m determined not to give anyone the chance to take it from me again.
“The situation did make me think about if it was worth carrying on, but I won’t let poor decisions deter me from my focus this year.
“My aim is to win the title and make sure the only view people have of me is of the back of my car.”
Huyton has been able to continue his racing career following support from his sponsors in West Lancashire, including his grandad’s butchers and grocers business S. Huyton & Sons.
The youngster is delighted and grateful for this support, but is still hoping to attract new sponsors to help join his team.
He added: “Support from local businesses, however small, is vital if I’m to compete this season, and continue my motorsport career. The continued sponsorship spurs me on and I want to reward the support with race wins, and of course the title.
“I can’t thank everyone enough for their financial support, and my family and friends for the emotional and physical support.”
The first round of the 2012 Ginetta G40 championship takes place at Oulton Park on Saturday, April 7, when he hopes for his biggest support of the season.
The championship continues to support the high-profile Formula 3 / British GT package with live coverage on satellite TV throughout the year.
Huyton is still looking for new sponsors to help him continue forging a career in motorsport.
He concluded: “I’m very grateful to all the sponsors last year and those already committed to 2012, but I’m still looking for further opportunities to help reach my dream of racing internationally. Sponsorship packages can be made to suit the business and I’d welcome the chance to entertain prospective sponsors at the race meetings.”