Anna Walewska confirms British GT for 2018 with Team Hard

A Team Hard Ginetta in 2016 (Photo by Marc Waller)Anna Walewska has confirmed her return to British GT this season but has moved squads to Team Hard where she will share a Ginetta G55 GT4 with Callum Hawkins-Row.


Walewska has spent the previous three seasons in a Ginetta G55, the past two with Century Motorsport and the 2015 season was with Team RLL. Her team mate Hawkins-Row finished third in last seasons Britcar Endurance championship driving a Ginetta G55 GT4.

Walewska’s association with Bolton University continues and this year’s car will feature a livery highlighting the National Centre for Motorsport Engineering.

“I’ve raced against Team HARD in the British GT Championship so I know what they can do and I know that they can put a competitive car on the grid,” she said. “A bonus for me is my partner Callum Hawkins-Row, a driver who is pretty rapid. Coupled with my experience of racing Ginettas in the British GT Championship, we’ve covered everything that we need to get a good result.

“I want to be challenging for the front – that’s where the goal is set – and I don’t think that is unreasonable with the paring and the car we’re in this year. I will be carrying University of Bolton branding on the car but it will be re-branded as the National Centre of Motorsport Engineering so it’ll be quite exciting to launch NCME for the year.”

Her team mate has the Pro/Am title in his sights.

“I’m over the moon finalising my 2018 season and I’m grateful for the faith that Tony Gilham put in me from BRSCC Fiesta Juniors, into Britcar and now into the British GT Championship,” he said. “I think I’ve gone some way to justify Tony’s faith in me. British GT is a critical step for me to make if I want to pursue my career as a professional driver.

“With Anna, it’s going to be a really solid partnership. I feel that I’m going to learn a lot from her and I feel that I have things that she can learn from me. As a pairing we are going to grow and are going to be very strong. Obviously we want our overall podiums along the way and we want to do the best we can in the overall Championship but that Pro/Am title is calling us!”

Anna Walewska has seen previous success in British GT (Photo by Marc Waller)Team Boss Tony Gillham, who Walewska shared a car with ten years ago in Britcar, is also looking forward to 2018;

“We’re very excited about this season. We had a great debut in 2016 culminating in the team championship. 2017 wasn’t the best year for us so we’re looking to come back this year with a very strong line-up. We’ve got what we consider to be both strong Silver and Pro-Am pairings so we’re going to go for both titles. We’ve decided to continue with Ginetta as we have a good relationship with them running several cars in Britcar and we’ve got a strong Ginetta GT4 Supercup entry this year but in British GT we’re geared up for, hopefully, a very strong showing.” By Marc Waller

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