We are pleased to be sponsoring John Bennett ahead of the 2021 GT5 Challenge.

Elite Motorsport are multiple title winners in Ginetta competition and their quest for further success in the GT5 Challenge this season will include John Bennett.

Bennett returns for a second consecutive season after a hugely impressive 2020 campaign. In his first year of car-racing, the 17 year old from Wiltshire was a consistent presence in the top ten and ended the year in impressive fashion with three podium finishes in the final four races. (Simon Paice) 

In 2021, the series will compete across both British GT and British Touring Car Championship weekends, sharing a grid with the G40 Cup.

We will post updates on John’s season here and on our social channels so keep an eye out for that!

Best of luck John!

8/9 May

Congratulations to John Bennett who won his race from 4th on Saturday at Thruxton!

John then finished 2nd despite starting in 6th on Sunday.

A highly successful start to the new year!

22/23 May

On Saturday 22 May, Paul and John O’Dwyer were invited to Brands Hatch by John and his parents to watch John race in round three of the Ginetta GT5 Challenge Pro Series. There was one race on Saturday and two races on Sunday.

Read Paul’s summary from Brands Hatch. 

26/27 June

John finished the weekend on a high at Silverstone winning his last race!

John finished in P10 in his first race but came back strongly by winning his second.

Watch John’s winning race in full here.

Well done John!

10/11 July

John was back in racing action at Donington Park this weekend.

On Saturday, John qualified pole and then came second in the race finishing just 0.018s behind 1st!

However, unfortunately on day 2, John had some technical difficulties and had to enter the pit.

7/8 August

A mixed bag for John Bennett at Snetterton with a win in race 1 but car issues meant he finished 3rd in the second race with the issue causing John to lose a lot of speed down the straights.

The third race took place in tricky conditions with low levels of visibility due to the spray off the track.

It was still a weekend where John qualified pole (for the second race weekend in a row), and then fought for the win in all 3 races.

18/19 September

John was racing at Croft Circuit this weekend for the penultimate round of the championship.

John qualified for race 1 on Saturday where he finished in position 6 after starting in 9th position.

In Sunday’s race, John finished in 5th position where he also recorded the fastest lap.

John’s focus now turns to Donnington in 5 weeks time.