Douglas Motorsport are delighted to announce another signing for the 2019 Ginetta junior championship. We are pleased to welcome Zak O’Sullivan to the team. After a successful spell in karts, Zak is making his long awaited transition to cars. He joins Bailey Voisin, Gustav Burton, Lorcan Hanafin and Freddie Tomlinson at the team for what promises to be an exciting championship.
Looking forward to the season ahead, Zak is delighted to be joining Douglas Motorsport and cannot wait for the new challenge.
“I’m thrilled to be joining Douglas Motorsport for my first year in cars! They have an outstanding track record in Ginetta Juniors and they’ll make the transition from karts to cars as easy as it can be. I’ve been getting grips with the car and working closely with the team. There’s an awful lot to learn and it is a big step for any young driver to take but I’m really excited about the challenge of doing so.”
Wayne Douglas is delighted to have Zak joining the team.
“We are all incredibly excited to have Zak joining us for the Ginetta Junior Championship this year. We’ve had an excellent record in the championship recently and we are hoping for further success this year. Zak’s potential behind the wheel is clear to see and he has approached the challenge of getting to grips with the car excellently. We are excited about what he can achieve across the coming season.”
Barry Mears, MB Partners’ Motorsport Manager, is confident that Zak will make an impact on the series as he makes the step up.
“The step from karts to cars is a big step for any young driver and it is no different for Zak this year. Zak’s natural pace is clear across all of his previous karting competition and this has been evident in pre-season testing as well. As with any new series, Zak knows there will be challenges but we are really hopeful that he will enjoy plenty of success across the coming months.”
As Zak makes his journey into sportscar racing this weekend, the British youngster has obtained the support of a handful of national and international businesses. Winkworth (an international estate agent listed on the AIM London Stock Exchange), Jelf (an award-winning insurance brokers), SkyEagle Aviation Academy and John Charcoal (mortgage brokers).
Zak’s debut season in the Ginetta Junior Championship will kick off at the Kent-based track, Brands Hatch this weekend (6th – 7th April) and has already got off to a flying start in the series as he topped the timesheets in the first practice session of the season.