VIDEO: Max power takes Bird from karts to cars

Max Bird's Ginetta
Max Bird's Ginetta

Max Bird is hoping months of preparation pays off when he takes part in the first car race in a Ginetta G40 junior at Snetterton next month.

The 15-year-old Slindon College pupil, who lives in Chidham near Emsworth, will be at the Norfolk curcuit on the weekend of November 7 and 8.

Following another successful season racing karts in which Bird has won the junior championship at PF International kart circuit, he is now focused on final preparation for the start of a new challenge racing sports cars.

The race at Snetterton forms part of preparations for the 2016 season when Bird will join 25 other 14-17-year-old drivers taking part in the 2016 Ginetta Junior Championship that runs alongside the BTCC (British Touring Car Championship), the Porsche GB Supercup and British Formula Ford championships.

The Ginetta Junior championship will take place at all the major circuits in the UK, including Brands Hatch, Silverstone, Thruxton, Donington, Rockingham, Oulton Park and Snetterton and will run between April and October.

The car is a Ginetta G40 with a Ford 1800cc engine built in the UK and the race format sees the Ginetta Junior races immediately precede the British Touring Cars.

Bird has been working out at a gym, cycling, practising on an X-Box and in the car. He has received support from local companies, including Artec Engineering, Cars for Students and Sycamore Cars and hopes to attract further local sponsors before the start of the 2016 season.

To achieve success in motorsport Bird is looking for sponsors who he can work with now and for the future as he makes his way towards racing in the World Sports Car championship and competing at the Le Mans.

The benefits of sponsorship can be wide-ranging and tailored to individual requirements. Running alongside the BTCC gives the Ginetta Junior series a very high profile and presents sponsors with a unique opportunity.

The Ginetta Junior series uses recognisable showroom cars racing bumper to bumper in close, competitive racing which makes the sport very appealing.

Bird has been working out at a gym, cycling, practising on an X-Box and in the car.

You can become part of the team for as little as £1,000 and see your company promoted on the car, in the paddock and on TV, or for a little more you can join the team at the track, bring guests and be more involved with the racing and even experience the thrill of racing as a passenger in the Ginetta car at a track day.

Anyone interested in supporting Max can contact his father Tim Bird on 07850 218010 or at tbird@maxbird.co.uk to discuss the opportunity.

You can follow Max’s progress at www.maxbird.co.uk or on Twitter – @maxbird35 – or at www.facebook.com/maxbirdracing

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