FANS of West Lancashire racing driver, Sean Huyton, will be able to watch him race live on national television this season after he agreed a deal to race in the British Touring Car Championship race series.
The 22-year-old, who won the Ginetta GT5 championship last year, is teaming up with Academy Motorsport once again as he nears his goal of racing the likes of Matt Neal and Jason Plato in the British Touring Cars.
He is now just one level below his goal, racing in the Ginetta G50 Supercup championship and is looking forward to demonstrating his skills to the nation at each race meeting in 2013.
The Aughton-based racer’s first battle of the season will take place at Brands Hatch over the Easter weekend of March 30 and 31.
Sean said: “Winning the Ginetta GT5 Challenge championship last year was something I’d been chasing for three years, and always getting so close.
“This year it’s up to me to prove how quick I am from the very start and make sure my rivals know I’m fighting for the G50 Supercup title and hopefully giving me the platform to leapfrog into the Touring Car series.
“I’ll be testing my new car in February and early March, making sure I’m ready for when the racing starts.
“It’s exciting to know I’ll be once again racing with Academy Motorsport and have the backing from familiar and trusted faces in the garage.
“The season is going to very challenging, but one I know I must conquer, if my dream of racing against the likes of Jason Plato is to be fulfilled.”
Huyton has been able to continue his racing career following support from his loyal sponsors in West Lancashire, including his granddad’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.
“As with any sponsorship, access to my garage 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.”
The first round of the 2013 Ginetta G50 Supercup takes place at Brand Hatch on the weekend of Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st March.
The championship will feature at least two live races every meeting on ITV4.