Ginetta produces G-Fest extravaganza at Cadwell Park

Ginetta Cars continued its 65th anniversary celebrations at Cadwell Park this past weekend (July 22/23) as the Yorkshire manufacturer’s championship trio wrote the latest chapter of their 2023 campaigns in action-packed style. 

Making a long-awaited return to the Lincolnshire venue for the second edition of G-Fest, Ginetta served up a total of nine blockbuster encounters across both days, with a number of drivers taking centre stage in what were challenging conditions at times. 

In the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship – which is open to drivers aged 14 to 17 – R Racing’s Freddie Slater edged closer to title glory as he claimed an impressive brace of race wins. 

Arriving at Cadwell Park holding a commanding championship lead courtesy of picking up 14 victories already this year, the teenager blitzed the opposition in qualifying to clinch pole position and for the first two races he was wheel-perfect. 

Comfortably beating Mikey Porter and Alisha Palmowski in the opening encounter, Slater then went on to reign supreme ahead of Finn Harrison and Chase Fernandez in what was a frenetic second contest. 

Unfortunately, a non-finish in race three prevented him from clinching a hat-trick as Scholarship winner Fernandez charged to his third victory of the season ahead of Porter and Charlie Hart in the weekend’s finale.

In the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT Championship, Ruben Hage gave his title hopes a much-needed boost as he claimed two wins; however he was a denied a clean sweep by series leader Luke Reade.

Rounding out the track action were three races from the Ginetta GT Academy, two of which were won by Ravi Ramyead whilst Nick White picked up the spoils in the remaining contest.

To view the full classification of results from all sessions at Cadwell Park, CLICK HERE.

BARC TV: What’s On This Weekend – July 22/23

Cadwell Park provides the backdrop for the second instalment of Ginetta G-Fest this weekend (July 22/23) with two days of blockbuster track action from the Yorkshire manufacturer guaranteed to get pulses racing.

Following on from the 65th Anniversary celebrations that took place at Silverstone in early June, the twists and turns of Cadwell Park now provide the next challenge for those competing in the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship, Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT Championship and Ginetta GT Academy.

Below is all the information you’ll need to know to keep up-to-date with all the action that is being broadcast live:

Cadwell Park

Saturday 22nd July // 11:25 – WATCH HERE

Sunday 23rd July // 11:40 – WATCH HERE

Ginetta marks 65th Anniversary in style at Silverstone

Ginetta celebrated its 65th Anniversary in style this past weekend (June 2-4) as it took centre stage at the Home of British Motor Racing, Silverstone, for a festival of action-packed racing, high-octane demonstrations and eye-catching displays.

Marking more than six decades of the successful Yorkshire manufacturer, the three-day ‘G Fest’ event paid homage to Ginetta’s past, present and future by serving up a plethora of on-track entertainment which was headlined by 19 captivating races.

The Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship provided plenty of edge-of-the-seat thrills and spills as they delivered six frenetic contests – with two drivers standing head and shoulders above the rest. 

R Racing’s Freddie Slater strengthened his championship challenge with a virtuoso performance as he charged to four impressive wins whilst this year’s Scholarship winner Chase Fernandez opened his account for the season with a brace of victories. 

In the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT Championship, Blake Angliss and Ruben Hage emerged as the cream of the crop as they shared the spoils. Angliss – who was making his debut in the series – powered to no less than four wins whilst Hage snared a hat-trick of his own.

Rounding out the weekend’s race action were a flurry of races from the Ginetta GT Academy, which were won by Ravi Ramyead and Nick White.

While wheel-to-wheel racing topped the bill, those in attendance were also treated to a number of other mesmerising machines taking to the world-famous Northamptonshire venue over the course of the weekend. 

Taking centre stage was Ginetta’s incredible Le Mans prototype, the Ginetta G60- LT-P1, showcased what its capable and it was joined on-track by its LMP3 counterpart, the G61-LT-P.

Silverstone is no stranger to Formula 1 cars and last weekend proved to no exception, with a stunning Toleman TG183B-05 – the car that launched the career of three-time world champion Ayrton Senna – hitting the tarmac.

Also making an appearance was a stunning recreation of a 1960’s Jaguar E-Type Lightweight. The competition roadster competed in many legendary events in period, including the Nürburgring 100km Spa 500km and Prix de Paris, beating formidable rivals including the Ferrari 250 GTO and Shelby Daytona Coupes. 

Elsewhere, iconic and rare cars from the manufacturer’s history were on parade courtesy of the Ginetta Owners’ Club whilst there were a number of other attractions for fans to soak up as well. 

To view the full classification of results from all Ginetta sessions, CLICK HERE.