Brad Bailey is set to make a welcome return to the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge grid at Silverstone at the end of this month, after the Essex-based racer announced plans to return to British GT supporting championship.
Despite finishing inside the top three of the 2013 Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge, Bailey had elected to take a year away from the driving seat to expand the family car sales business as well as continue to develop the Brad Bailey Racing team.
However it didn’t take long for the teenage racer – who celebrates his 20th birthday on Wednesday 21 May – to get back behind the wheel, and he hopes he can return on top form and secure more silverware.
Bailey said; “I am really looking forward to racing again, I’ve only been away since October but I have very much missed the competiveness of the series and the great crowd in the paddock. Brad Bailey Racing have proven we can run a quick, successful car and we are keen to see it back in podium positions this weekend.”
Committed to using his wealth of experience to further the careers of others, the Brad Bailey Racing Ginetta G40 GT5 Challenge car is also available for both new and returning drivers, wishing to be a part of the family-run team.
Bailey added; “I have run my own car for the last two years in the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge and have enjoyed engineering and setting up the vehicle. I know the car inside out as well as all the tracks raced in the championship, so I believe I can be a great support to any existing or new drivers having excellent knowledge of the right setup and data for all circuits.”
Having raced a Ginetta G40 since the cars inception in 2010, Bailey spent two years in the Ginetta Junior Championship, before he graduated into the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge where he remained for two seasons, finishing third overall in 2013 following six podium finishes across seven meetings.