Ginetta Race Team

Mohamed Elshimy SVG Motor Sport Ginetta racer

Elshimy back for another season in Ginettas

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SVG Motor Sport are thrilled to have Egyptian racing driver Mohamed Elshimy back with us for a full-season in the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge.

The 20-year-old Automotive Engineering student made a one-off appearance last year at Spa Francorchamps. He returns this season with the aim of consistently being on the podium.

Mohamed said, “I’m really looking forward to another year with SVG Motor Sport, taking on a championship as competitive as the GT5 Challenge!”

The Ginetta GT5 Challenge is part of the prestigious British GT and Touring Car weekends. It is suitable for all ages and levels of race experience and is widely known for being the breeding ground for future professional drivers. The championship runs at seven meetings, five of which are part of the British GT package and the other two as part of the British Touring Car Championship events.

If you are interested in Ginetta racing with SVG Motor Sport click here for details.

Ginetta GRDC Race Car

Ginetta Racing in 2017

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SVG Motor Sport are looking forward to a busy year Ginetta racing in 2017. We are currently running three cars in the GRDC category and are set to run one in the GT5 Challenge. The GT5 Challenge car is owned and run by SVG. The Ginettas are owned by their drivers and SVG support them in a number of ways. For some we store, transport and run the cars at test days and race days. For others we support them at the venues with setup and repairs.

SVG can tailor Ginetta race support packages to suit individual requirements and budgets for full or part race seasons. If you would like to join an experienced race team in 2017 contact Andy Johnson 01342 717282.

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Ginetta GRDC Race Car

 

Ginetta G40 Race Hire Car

Ginetta G40 Race Car For Hire

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SVG Motor Sport’s Ginetta G40 is available for hire in 2017. The car is eligable for the Ginetta GT5 Challenge, a single-make championship that is part of the prestigious British GT and Touring Car weekends. The Ginetta GT5 Challenge is suitable for all ages and levels of race experience and is widely known for being the breeding ground for future professional drivers.

This car has been run by SVG for two seasons and previously campaigned by Mohamed Elshimy with some success notably at Spa-Francorchamps. It is a well sorted car that is very competitive.

SVG offers a complete arrive and drive service with this car, including transportation and track support for testing and race days.

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Phil McGarty Ginetta at Silverstone

SVG Ginettas at Silverstone

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SVG Motor Sport enjoyed a very successful weekend at Silverstone. The team, and Phil McGarty, probably had their best weekend yet in the Ginetta GRDC+ championship with two fourth places.

Friday testing went well for Phil, the whole day was run in beautiful weather conditions with temperatures reaching the high twenties, it felt like summer had finally arrived.

Phil put the car in Fifth spot on Saturday morning, his highest qualifying place of the year. The first race saw Phil and the fourth place man having a race long battle for the fourth place with Phil making the place up on the last lap.

Sunday morning came and so did the rain! The morning race looked like it might be dry but when we got to the collection area it started to rain so the team and Phil decided to make some changes to the car. Phil made a great start and was up to third place which he held onto right until the last lap. Unfortunately, with the rain getting harder, he had a bit of slide through a corner and was overhauled by the chasing Richard Eliker. But with another fourth place finish the team felt it had been a good race overall.

The second Sunday race was a really tough call for all to make as the rain was on and off. As the car was sitting in the collection area and with a nice patch of blue sky overhead Phil and the team stuck to a dry setting. The race started and Phil was holding his own in fourth place but the heavens opened in what was monsoon rain conditions. Phil, unfortunately, had a massive spin dropping him down to ninth place and soon after the race was abandoned so he had no time to make a recovery.

Richard Tetlow in the SVG-backed GRDC car claimed his first pole position and went on to finish an excellent second.

Richard Tetlow Ginetta at Silverstone Richard Tetlow Second place finish