Perez to grad­u­ate from Ju­niors to Ginetta Su­per­cup with JHR for 2017 sea­son

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Ginetta Ju­nior driver Seb Perez will step up to the GT4 Su­per­cup for 2017, re­new­ing his re­la­tion­ship with the JHR De­vel­op­ments team.

Perez, 17, had been test­ing a num­ber of dif­fer­ent op­tions be­fore set­tling on the Su­per­cup with the team he fin­ished 20th and 10th in the stand­ings with in the Ju­nior cat­e­gory in the 2015 and 2016 sea­sons re­spec­tively.

JHR took a sea­son out of the Su­per­cup last year to fo­cus its ef­forts on the Ju­niors and Bri­tish F4 and Perez is hope­ful it can re­turn to win­ning ways im­me­di­ately.

“We’ll be with the re­turn­ing JHR, hope­fully we can line up a cou­ple of driv­ers to join us, but I’m look­ing for­ward to get­ting back with the team,” he said.

“They had a lot of suc­cess with Tom Ingram [win­ning the cham­pi­onship in 2013], a re­ally suc­cess­ful sea­son with him, so hope­fully we can do the same.”

Perez said stick­ing with a rear-wheeldrive GT car was key to the de­ci­sion to head to the Su­per­cup.

“We tried a bit of ev­ery­thing, the Clio, F4 and the G55. The G55 just worked best for what I’m used to with rear-wheel drive.

“I’ve been do­ing some ral­ly­ing which has been fun. It’s nice to stick with that as­pect [rear-wheel-drive].”

JHR boss Steve Hunter added: “It’s been a plea­sure to work with Seb and he’s work­ing on data engi­neer­ing with the Ju­niors so we’ve got more than just a rac­ing re­la­tion­ship.”

Hunter said the team is cur­rently in talks with a few other driv­ers and plans to run up to three cars in the se­ries.

Perez will step up to race in G55

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