Wisbech racer Jake Giddings looking forward to ‘exciting’ new British GT Championship season

Jake Giddings and Kieran Griffin.

Jake Giddings and Kieran Griffin. - Credit: Archant

Wisbech racer Jake Giddings says he wants to put up a fight this season in his bid for a Pro-Am GT4 Class title in the British GT Championship.

Jake Giddings' Aston Martin V8 Vantage racing car has received a face-lift before the start of the n

Jake Giddings' Aston Martin V8 Vantage racing car has received a face-lift before the start of the new British GR Championship season. - Credit: Archant

After confirming his return to the prestigious series with 2015 team-mate Kieran Griffin, and a new lick of orange, green and black paint for his Aston Martin V8 Vantage car, the 21-year-old is looking forward to the new season.

He said: “Obviously Kieran is in his second year now, he’s got his head round things more and we’re all recharged from the winter and looking to have a strong season.

“We’ve got a couple of upgrades to the car, including a different gearbox, and the championship has new tyres with Pirelli as well. We’ve got a new colour scheme too so everything feels fresh and pretty exciting.”

Partnering with Hertfordshire businessman Griffin for the first time last year during JWB’s maiden season at British GT level, the team-mates encountered mixed fortunes but did climb the podium at Rockingham with an excellent top three finish and ended the season sixth in Pro-Am.

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Of the 32-car British GT grid for the opening event at Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit on the weekend of April 16, no less than 18 cars will feature in the GT4 class – promising a fierce battle for honours and the prospect of some outstanding racing.

“Even though last year was a tough season, we did manage to get the podium at Rockingham so I’d like to get at least a couple this year,” said Jake.

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“We need to push hard to put up the best fight we can in the Pro-Am championship. The GT4 class is looking strong again; there are a lot of cars and some good variety in there, so it should be an exciting season.”

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