Oli Basey-Fisher is continuing to progress with his career in racing and has confirmed a move into the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge.
The Great Finborough-based 17-year-old has joined reigning champion team Academy Motorsport for the upcoming season, and hopes the change will put him in good stead for the future.
“After winning the Ginetta Junior Scholarship and having such a fantastic year in 2012, I’ve been wanting to progress up the Ginetta ladder to help further my racing career” said the teenager.
“I’m delighted to be running with Academy Motorsport this year and I can’t wait for the season to get underway.
“Matt (Nicholl-Jones, team principal) runs a fantastic team, the professionalism is just outstanding so I really am looking forward to a very strong season.”
The move is a step up for Basey-Fisher after concluding his debut campaign in the Ginetta Junior Championship, where he finished ninth overall.
The teenager will also be experiencing a step-up in terms of the quality of car, as he will be getting used to a more powerful version of the Ginetta G40 he raced in 2012.
While the ‘Junior’ car and the standard G40 are identical in appearance, his new car will have a lot more power, something which should help the young driver when aiming for more podium places.
Basey-Fisher will be involved as the season opens at Oulton Park in Cheshire on March 30, and the Suffolk teen will be eager to impress as he aims to keep climbing the racing ladder.