Win a full season's drive in the 2024 Ginetta GT Academy Series worth £100,000

PalmerSport has partnered with Ginetta Cars to provide its customers with an unprecedented opportunity to win a fully financed drive in the Ginetta GT Academy for 2024. The main prize is the chance to compete in seven weekends and 21 races of the Ginetta GT Academy’s 2024 season, six of them on the prestigious British GT Championship support line-up.

Booking now open for assessment days on 5 or 6 March - already 80% full

The talent-spotting programme will run as a two-stage process in March, with those eligible initially taking part in an assessment day at Bedford Autodrome on either Tuesday 5 or Wednesday 6 March. This will include extended driving time and coaching in the Caterham PalmerSport Edition, Palmer JP-LM and the Ginetta G56 GTA itself. Participants will also be required to set solo timed laps in each of those cars.

The entry fee for the assessment day is £1,500 plus VAT per person, including catering and vehicle damage waiver.

A maximum 64 places will be available across the two days, and we anticipate these will be filled quickly.

Following the initial assessment, which will be judged by our most senior instructors, two finalists will progress to a final shootout at an MSV race circuit, which will include a funded ARDS race licence test. Contestants will be assessed primarily on their performance on the track, though personal assessment could play a role if there is nothing to choose between candidates.

Sensational prize package provides once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

The chosen winner will be granted use of a PalmerSport branded Ginetta G56 GTA race car, run by the Ginetta factory team, for pre-event testing and race weekends across the 2024 season. Mechanical and technical support will be included, along with coaching, storage and preparation, and race weekend consumables. The driver will also have access to full VIP Ginetta hospitality at each round for them and up to two guests, as well as a Ginetta branded race suit. So all the winner has to do is turn up and race!

Between the shootout event and the first race weekend, Ginetta will also commit to providing ample testing time for the winner at its Blyton Park test track facility.

The estimated final prize value for the winner is approximately £100,000 plus VAT, all of which will be covered by Ginetta Cars.

Additional Info

What’s not included:

  • The winner must pay for their own accommodation and travel on all testing and race weekends
  • The winner must supply their own gloves, racing boots and HANS device in accordance with motorsport regulations
  • The winner is responsible for any damage to their supplied car up to the value of £15,000

Who is eligible: 

The competition is open to any previous PalmerSport customer over the age of 25 who has never previously held a race licence.

How to apply:

For further details and to secure your place on one of the assessment dates, call 01403 733 999 or email [email protected]