Mil­ner con­firms GT5 Chal­lenge cam­paign

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Ju­nior Saloon Car cham­pion Katie Mil­ner has or­dered a Ginetta G40 GT5, as she plans an as­sault on the 2017 Ginetta GT5 Chal­lenge cam­paign in 2017.

Mil­ner will run un­der the fam­ily Mer­lin In­ter­na­tional team and plans to treat her de­but sea­son in the cat­e­gory as a learn­ing curve.

“We con­sid­ered jump­ing up to the Su­per­cup this year, but we thought that might just be too big a step,” said Mil­ner. “We felt the GT5 Chal­lenge was the right fit, it’s lower pow­ered but there’s still plenty to learn like rear-wheel-drive driv­ing.

“We want to use the first year to learn as it’s ob­vi­ously go­ing to be a massive ex­pe­ri­ence and a big learn­ing curve for me.”

While Mil­ner is set for a Ginetta switch, it could have come much ear­lier in her ca­reer. She had planned to join the Ginetta Ju­niors rather than the Ju­nior Sa­loons.

“The Ju­niors were just way too ex­pen­sive, and that’s why we went for the Saxos,” she said. “We’re even­tu­ally aim­ing to get into GT rac­ing and that’s still the goal.”

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