AUGHTON racer Sean Huyton, is firmly establishing himself on the British motorsport scene after securing his second successive national championship.
The 23-year-old is now the 2013 Ginetta G50 Supercup champion, following up his 2012 triumph in the Ginetta G40 (now called GT5) championship.
He secured the title without racing after his nearest rival failed to secure the points required at Knockhill race circuit in Scotland, to take the battle to the final four rounds of the season.
It means Huyton is one of the earliest national motorsport champions of 2013 and he’s now focused on the 2014 season, when he’ll be racing in the Ginetta G55 Supercup, considered by many to be the final stepping stone to the British Touring Car championship.
The title is just reward after winning 14 of the 17 races he’s competed in so far this season.
Huyton said: “It’s a fantastic feeling to know I’ve won the Ginetta G50 Supercup in my first season of racing at this level.
“The season has been fantastic and I can’t thank my team, Academy Motorsport, enough for the hard work that has gone in to preparing my car brilliantly for each race.
“To win the title without racing is a bit surreal, but the table doesn’t lie and I’m now able to celebrate.”
The celebrations won’t be lasting for long as Huyton is hoping to start preparing for next season by racing in a G55 for the remaining rounds of the season, starting at Rockingham in September.
“I’m close to securing a G55 car for the rest of the season and looking forward to testing myself against a strong championship.
“It also means I’ll be able to carry on the fight for the Teams’ Championship, supporting Matt Nicol-Jones.”
Part of Huyton’s celebrations took him around the streets of his home town, Ormskirk, as part of the town’s Motorfest festival.
He was also able to give the crowds a chance to see him in the Ginetta G50 championship winning car.
“Driving around my home town as a national champion was the perfect way to spend a Bank Holiday.
“Celebrating the title win in front of my home fans was brilliant and I can’t thank to support I received, both at the Motorfest and throughout the season.”