Series debutants Raceway Motorsport have confirmed the driver lineup for the second Ginetta G56 GT4 which will form the team’s 2 car campaign in 2023. Stepping up from the Ginetta GT Academy, Raceway Motorsport and Tom Holland have called on top level talent to complete the line up. That comes in the form of British Touring Car Championship competitor Michael Crees.

Both drivers have experience in Yorkshire built machinery. Holland has contested the Ginetta G40 Pro Championship with the team before moving on to the GT Academy. Crees meanwhile brings experience of the GT4 Supercup, along with later racing in the Mobil1 Porsche Supercup and the BTCC. Michael Crees will know the competitors well having raced in Ginettas with Century Motorsport and in Porsches with Team Parker Racing.

“I’ve been part of Raceway for the last two years and the whole team now feels like an extension of my family, so I’m ecstatic to be continuing my adventure with them and Ginetta in British GT,” Holland told the series website.

“This year will be a big step in my career with a different race format, multi-class split grid and a new car in the form of the Ginetta G56 GT4. But I am confident in myself and the team that we can both push to achieve great success in British GT.”

Crees added, “I’m absolutely buzzing to get a deal done with Raceway Motorsport so late in the day as I honestly thought I would be sitting out this year due to some bad luck with sponsors, but I have to thank Luca [Hirst, team principal], Nigel [Holland] and Tom Holland for pulling this all together at such late notice! 

“It will be a massive challenge but one I’m looking forward to as GT racing has always been on my radar and Le Mans has always been my end goal. I’m really looking forward to working with Ginetta again where I had so much success when starting out. Massive thanks to Vince [Caldicott] who has been by my side and my family for all their support. Roll on Oulton!”

Tom Holland and Michael Crees join Freddie Tomlinson, the son of Ginetta boss Lawrence Tomlinson, and 2017 British GT4 Champion Stuart Middleton at Raceway. The #56 car was announced earlier this week and the quality of the two line ups show that Raceway Motorsport is now a serious contender for the GT4 teams title at the end of the year.

The only other two car teams currently confirmed for the GT4 category are Century Motorsport running a brace of BMW M4 GT4 (G82) machines and Academy Motorsport’s pair of Ford Mustang GT4s.

All the Raceway Motorsport drivers will be on hand at the Media Day test on Tuesday. Fans can get free access to Donington Park from 08:30. The competitive debut waits until Easter Weekend. The series opens its books with two sprint races on the Oulton Park International circuit.

Nicholas Smith

Nick Smith is a time served motorsport journalist and photographer specialising in the British GT Championship. The originator of the idea behind the British GT Fans Show, which became the British Sportscar Podcast, Nick works as the shows resident expert. Away from the track Nick earns his way as a driving instructor and instructor trainer.

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