Ginetta Rookie Sherwood Steps up to GB4 with Elite Motorsport

February 24, 2022

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British teenager Jack Sherwood steps up to GB4 with Elite Motorsport this year after competing in Ginetta Juniors.

Sherwood netted 15th place in the final 2021 Ginetta Junior Rookie classification in his first season out of karts, recording eighth position in the Rookie field on four occasions.

In the four-race GJ Winter series staged last November, Jack claimed the “Hard Charger” Award for the driver who gained the most places from their grid slots over the course of the weekend, Sherwood rising 20 positions in four races on his way to achieving three top-10 finishes.

The opening rounds of the GB4 Championship partnered by the BRDC will be held at Elite’s “home” Snetterton circuit over 2-3 April.

Jack Sherwood (GB). Age 15. Born: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (UK).
Lives: Long Whatton, Leicestershire (UK).

“My main goals this year are to score some good points for myself and Elite. I’m really looking forward to the challenges ahead. It’s a new car for all the teams on the grid so I think there will be an element of learning the car throughout the season for everyone.

“I really enjoyed competing in the Ginetta Junior Championship last year with Elite but felt that 2022 was the right time to make the step into single seaters. I wanted to make this transition with Elite and when they informed us of its proposed GB4 programme, it gave us an immediate opportunity to not only continue with Elite but make the jump in to single-seaters.

“From the moment I joined Elite, I’ve felt really at home. I get on well with the team and during last year they showed their professionalism and skill. Elite has also given me the facilities and people to improve and become a more rounded driver. I am looking forward to continuing to work hard with the team. I’m looking to become a more rounded and overall better driver.”

Eddie Ives, Elite Motorsport Team Owner & Manager.

“The GB4 category is something I’ve been working hard on since MSV’s initial announcement of the championship and it fits in well with our GB3 campaign which we carry into a second season.

“The car is a brilliant entry level single-seater and it’s exactly what the British Junior motor racing scene required. It’s an exciting time for the team to be part of this new championship.

“I’m really pleased to announce that we’ll enter two-cars in GB4 and delighted to have Jack onboard. We have started our testing programmes and he’s already exceeding our expectations. I’m confident that we will hit the ground running come R1 at Snetterton.”