Bri­tish GT the tar­get for Ginetta fron­trun­ner Kib­ble

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Ginetta Ju­nior race win­ner Patrick Kib­ble is aim­ing to join the Bri­tish GT grid next sea­son, hav­ing fin­ished fourth in his rookie sea­son of car rac­ing.

The 16-year-old G40 GT5 driver com­peted in the two Sports & GT races at the Rock­ing­ham Su­per Send­Off meet­ing to gain more sig­na­tures to­wards his se­nior li­cence.

But he told MN that he would likely move away from the mar­que, should he join Bri­tish GT.

“We’re here to get sig­na­tures for my se­nior li­cence so we can up­grade and com­pete in Bri­tish GT next year,” Kib­ble said. “That’s what we’re hop­ing for.

“It prob­a­bly won’t be in a G55 [GT4 car], we’re talk­ing to some other teams. We haven’t com­pletely de­cided yet.

“Hope­fully we’ll get it done be­fore Christ­mas and get out in a car.”

Lee Brookes, boss of To­tal Con­trol Rac­ing who ran Kib­ble this sea­son, has pre­vi­ously signed three-time Bri­tish GT cham­pion Jonny Adam and Euro­pean en­durance racer Tom Onslow-cole.

He added: “The kid’s done mega, that’s why I’ve ad­vised him not to do an­other year in Ju­niors. He’s bet­ter off mov­ing on, wher­ever he goes he’ll be quick. We’ll help him when­ever we can, as a friend.”

The G40 ran with re­stric­tors in the open class at Rock­ing­ham, mean­ing across the two races Kib­ble fin­ished 25th and 15th out of 32 starters.

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