SEAN Huyton’s Ginetta GT5 season got off to the best possible start as he secured a hat-trick of wins at his home track, Oulton Park.
The three wins from three races were also boosted as he picked up extra points for posting fastest laps in two of the races.
It means Huyton sits at the top of the championship and has laid down a marker to his rivals, in the best possible way.
He said: “This was the perfect way to start the season and it shows how determined I am to make up for the way last year finished.
“I’d hoped for three podium finishes and at least one win, so to win all three is something special.
“Oulton Park is a great circuit to race at and was already one of my favourites; I just wish we could race there more than once!”
Huyton is still racing in his G40 car from last season, but Ginetta has renamed the classes of all its race series so he is now racing in the GT5 championship, although everything else stays the same.
The 22-year-old is again the lead driver at Academy Motorsport, the team he has spent the last three years with.
Team manager, Matt Nicoll-Jones, is confident the way Huyton has started the season will continue.
He said: “Sean has the race craft and track knowledge to beat anyone in this championship, something he clearly showed at Oulton Park.
“He now needs to show concentration for the next few race meetings and he’ll put himself in with a great chance of making up for last year.”
Over 100 people travelled from West Lancashire and Merseyside to the Cheshire circuit to cheer on Huyton, including his sponsors, something he is clearly grateful for.
He continued: “Support from local businesses, however small, is vital if I’m to compete this season, and continue my motorsport career.
“I can’t thank everyone enough for their financial support, and my family and friends for the emotional and physical support.
“To have everyone supporting me both on and off the track helps me push that little bit further when racing.”
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.”
Coverage of Huyton from Oulton Park in the Ginetta GT5 championship will be on Motors TV (Sky channel 413) later in April.
Sean’s next race will be at Rockingham on June 09-10. To keep up-to-date with his progress follow Sean on twitter @seanhuyton