Ginetta and Steve Perez are set to expand upon their commercial relationship this weekend, as Global Brands-backed driver George Gamble steps in to join Anna Walewska at the helm of the Century Motorsport Ginetta G55 GT4 in the Rockingham round of British GT.
With Walewska’s regular partner Mike Simpson called away to Portimão for the second round of the V de V Championship, Gamble – with the backing of long-time friend and partner to Ginetta, Steve Perez – has stepped in to take up the mantle behind the wheel of the Oulton Park pole-sitting G55.
Gamble’s entry into British GT intends to build upon an already strong commercial relationship between Ginetta and Head of Global Brands Steve Perez, as well as motorsport equipment manufacturer Simpson Race Products – of which Perez is the UK distributer.
The existing partnership already sees Perez act as headline sponsor to the Ginetta Junior Championship with Simpson Race Products, the branding also adorns son Seb Perez’s SuperCup car. In addition, Amigos Tequila Flavoured Beer is a championship partner to the Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup and headline sponsor of Gamble’s entry into the same series. As a result, an entry into British GT offered the next logical next step for the two brands.
George Gamble, Driver; “It’s great to be returning to the SRO paddock on the British GT grid. The last time I raced as part of this package I claimed the Ginetta GT5 Challenge title, so I’m hoping to come back with much the same form! The Ginetta G55 GT4 is an immense machine to drive, and I’ve been on the pace in the opening rounds of the SuperCup, so here’s hoping I can bring home some silverware for Steve and the team at Global Brands.”
Lawrence Tomlinson, Chairman of Ginetta Cars; “I am delighted to see George competing in British GT this weekend. George’s career has flourished since he joined the Ginetta family as a Junior driver in 2010 and he’s proven himself as one of the ones to watch in this year’s SuperCup. Furthermore, it’s with great pleasure that Ginetta continues to grow its partnership with Steve Perez, Simpson Race Products and Global Brands, and we are delighted to welcome them to another Ginetta platform.”
Steve Perez, Chairman of Global Brands; “The opportunity to take my partnership with Ginetta onto a new platform was one which was too good to turn down. Simpson Race Products and Amigos Tequila Flavoured Beer already enjoy fantastic exposure as part of the TOCA package, so to make an appearance on the British GT grid supporting someone as talented as George is fantastic and I am sure it will be a successful weekend for all involved.”
A former Ginetta champion, Gamble is currently enjoying a strong start to his debut season in the Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup. The Amigos Tequila Flavoured beer-backed driver has already picked up a pair of race wins in the opening six rounds of the season, and with his unquestionably rapid pace, expects to be quick out of the box as he makes his British GT debut.