Elite Extend Ginetta GT5 Challenge Teams' Championship Lead

Ginetta GT5 Challenge
2022 Thruxton
June 15, 2022

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Elite Motorsport’s quartet experiencing many highs in the in the last races at Thruxton (28-29 May) which saw the Norfolk-based squad extend its Teams’ lead advantage.

Will Jenkins, Harley Haughton, Harry Mangion and Karim Sekkat aim for further success in the next Protyre Ginetta GT5 Challenge event at Croft later this month (25-26 Jun).

Haughton enjoyed a phenomenally successful weekend in Hampshire. Having scored a commanding maiden GT5 Challenge victory, taking the honours and fastest outright lap in Race 1, Harley impressively repeated the feat in Race 2 – this time by almost 11secs – to move himself into second in the Pro class standings.

Jenkins, suffering from an overheating clutch in Race 1, found himself 10th early on, but brilliantly recovered to third to take the championship lead. Third place in the classification of Race 2, despite a front left puncture early on and a rear imbalance, earned Will a 19-point advantage over Haughton at the top of the table when the series reconvenes next month. Jenkins had run second at mid-distance in the second race. 

Mangion worked his way up from 12th to eighth in Race 1 and then netted ninth in Race 2 while Sekkat, recovering from fifth in class to finish third in Am in Race 1 having clocked the fastest Am race lap. He then scored a narrow class victory in Race 2 – Karim’s third Am win of the season.

Eddie Ives, Team Owner & Manager

"We're very looking forward to Croft as once again our GT5’s had a brilliant weekend last time out.

"To see Harley finally get his 'perfect' weekend, which has been long overdue, of a pole and two commanding wins, was great to see.

"Will struggled more than we would have liked but he drove extremely well to come away with two podium results.

"Karim and Harry both excelled all weekend so we're all really focussed on Croft and keeping up the momentum."