2017 British GT4 Champion Stuart Middleton will make his return to the Intelligent Money British GT Championship in 2023 with Raceway Motorsport. Competing alongside Freddie Tomlinson, the son of Ginetta owner Lawrence Tomlinson, it’s inevitable that the car used will be a Ginetta G56 GT4, the latest version of the car which carried Middleton to title glory 7 years ago.

In Middleton’s debut year in the championship he raced alongside Will Tregurtha at HHC Motorsport. Tregurtha has since contested the British GT3 title while HHC have teamed up with United Autosport to run McLaren’s in GT4 European Championship. In recent years Middleton has raced in Lamborghini SuperTrofeo and in GT3 with the brand.

Stuart Middleton is aiming to become the first driver to claim multiple British GT4 titles.

Freddie Tomlinson meanwhile has spent 2022 racing the Ginetta G56 with Assetto Motorsport. Previously he raced with Raceway in karting and in junior GT racing.

“After a good learning year in 2022, I am delighted to announce that I have signed to return this year and I am hoping that we will be able to extract the true potential out of the car to be battling at the front,” Tomlinson told BritishGT.com.

Stuart Middleton added “It is a pleasure to be back on home soil and to compete in British GT once again. I’m looking forward to getting behind the wheel of the Ginetta and working together with Freddie and the team. I won the GT4 championship back in 2017, so there’s only one aim: win the title again!”

Raceway’s experience with Ginetta runs deep. The team have run in the Ginetta G40 Championship and the Ginetta GT5 Challenge in previous years along with running the new for 2022 Ginetta G56A, a lightly re-tuned version of the GT4 machine, to title success last year.

“We are delighted to be working with Freddie and Stuart in 2023,” said team principal Luca Hirst. “We supported Freddie in his early years of karting and it’s been great to see him progress up Ginetta’s motorsport ladder since then. His existing experience of the G56 GT4 will help us enormously as Raceway gears up for what appears to be an incredibly competitive British GT season.

“Stuart, of course, requires little introduction. He was one of those who looked to be going places when he raced in Ginetta’s junior categories but still probably surprised a few people outside of those circles when he won the GT4 title with Will [Tregurtha] in 2017. He’s gone on to race faster cars, of course, but I also know he’s relishing the opportunity to be the elder statesman – if that’s possible at 23! – this year. Between him and Freddie I think we’ve put together a very capable Silver pairing.”

Ginetta is also making a big appearance on British GT weekends with the Ginetta Junior and Ginetta GT Academy joining the Ginetta GT5 Championship on the support billing alongside the GB3 and GB4 Championships. Juniors and GT Academy have made the switch from the TOCA support package.

The Raceway Motorsport entry joins the previously announced Toro Verde entry in the GT4 class.

The British GT Championship, along with its Ginetta heavy undercard gets underway at the traditional Easter Weekend curtain raiser at Oulton Park.

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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