This weekend will see Patrick Kibble make his debut in the Aston Martin Vantage GT4 with TF Sport as the 2019 British GT4 Championship begins with the season opener at Oulton Park.
A year on from when Patrick made from the switch from karts to cars to begin his successful Ginetta Juniors campaign, Patrick begins another new racing adventure this weekend as the talented youngster prepares to race with TF Sport behind the wheel of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4, for this year's British GT4 Championship. Patrick will be racing alongside Josh Price when the pair make their competitive racing debut together for the first time this weekend.
Having also been recently named as one of the members of the Aston Martin Racing Driver Academy, this weekend will also mark the first time that Patrick flys the Aston Martin Racing flag in a competitive race.
Oulton Park will host the opening round of this year’s British GT Championship, and it will see Patrick race on the 2.692 miles and 17-corner circuit to kick start his 2019 racing adventure.
At just 16 years old, Patrick will be one of the youngest competitors amongst the 38-car-field for this weekend's action, but off the back of a fantastic debut campaign in Ginetta Juniors, which included nine podiums and a win, the youngster will be looking to extend this form into this seasons British GT.
Excited to get his season underway with TF Sport, Patrick is very much looking forward to his first race of the season.
“I’m really excited to be kicking the season off this weekend," Patrick said. "A lot of hard work has been put in by all of the team in the offseason, and in the testing that we have completed the Aston has felt very strong, so it’s shaping up to be an exciting season for all of us involved.
“It’s a big and strong field in this year’s championship, and again like last year, it’s another big step in my racing career moving from Ginetta into British GT, but I feel ready for the challenge ahead and I can’t wait for action to now get underway and hopefully pick up some points at Oulton Park this weekend!”
Action in the first of the seven-round British GT Championship will take place across the Easter Bank Holiday weekend at Oulton Park, with qualifying taking place at 15:40 on Saturday 20th April. Followed by the first race on Monday 22nd April at 11:15, with the second race scheduled for 15:35 later in the afternoon that day.