Tregurtha-Middleton set for Zolder
The reigning British GT4 champions Will Tregurtha and Stuart Middleton are ready for the first GT4 European Series races at Zolder over the weekend of 7th/8th April.
The HHC Motorsport pair is feeling confident and especially so with the continuity of remaining with British squad HHC and their trusty Ginetta G55.
During the recent official test in Belgium, Tregurtha, who celebrates his 18th birthday on Easter Sunday, and his team mate conducted a wide range of set-up work and enjoyed a strong day of running in mixed conditions, preparing well for their first European campaign. Both drivers, who are part of the Ginetta Young Driver Programme and also British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) Rising Stars, are relishing the prospect of their maiden race meeting in the GT4 European Series and determined to make a consistently strong start to the 2018 campaign.
“I really am looking forward to the first round, we’ve got great continuity with the team, the car and obviously my team-mate Stuart – the only thing that’s changed is the actual championship we’re racing in”, said Tregurtha, “Pre-season for us has just been a continuation of last year, everything has gone well and after a shakedown at Snetterton we went out to Zolder for the Media Day which was very good. We haven’t had a lot of testing, but we only had two or three days last year, so we’re happy where we are and we’ll have some testing at each event this year which is always a huge help. We have a huge grid, but I want to be up against the best drivers and we have a great opportunity as part of the Ginetta Young Driver Programme. We’re aiming to win – I’m really excited for the new season.”
“We’re all very excited to be racing in the GT4 European Series this year, it’s the natural progression after winning British GT4 last year and I’m delighted to be continuing with HHC in the Ginetta with Will as my team-mate,” added Middleton, “We proved last season what a strong package we have, so the aim this year has to be to try and keep the momentum going against the best in Europe. It’s fantastic to be part of the Ginetta Young Driver Programme and we’re both intending to repay the faith shown in us by Ginetta with a strong and consistent season. It’s not going to be easy, there’s a massive grid with a lot of experienced teams and drivers, but we’ll approach everything as we did last year and hopefully be in a position to fight for podiums and wins.”