Preptech announce four-car line-up for 2022

Preptech UK has revealed its full four-car line-up for the 2022 Ginetta Junior season.

The team previously announced Ginetta Junior Scholarship winner Alisha Palmowski will be racing with the squad for her maiden car racing season.

She will be joined by three other drivers, including a second rookie, in Preptech’s four-car line-up.

“2022 looks set to be a fantastic year for Preptech UK, as our Ginetta Junior programme goes from strength to strength,” said team principal Oliver Barnard. “We are really pleased with our focused four-car line-up, with a great mix of experience and new rookie enthusiasm.

“Off the back of a very strong end to our 2021 campaign, we can’t wait to get pre-season testing underway for our drivers as we prepare them for what will be one of the toughest Ginetta Junior grids ever.

“We have a grew team of people behind our drivers to provide them with the best possible results, though we all know there can only be one winner in the end.”

Continuing with the team for a second season will be Fergus Chalmers.

Having made his debut with Preptech at the start of 2021, Chalmers showed good progress over the course of the season and ended the year with a sixth place finish in the penultimate race of the season.

He will be joined by fellow sophomore year driver Zac Meakin, who makes the switch from Raceway Motorsport.

“I’m over the moon to be back with Preptech UK for a second season,” said Chalmers. “Last year was a great learning curve and provided me with a solid base to move forward. Sticking with the team is only going to be a benefit I believe and I’ve got my sights firmly set on establishing myself a front-running contender.

Meakin said: “I’m really excited for my second year in Ginetta Juniors. I learnt a lot in my first season and I want to build on that, and go on and win the championship this year. I’m looking forward to being part of the Preptech UK team and hopefully the whole team will have a great season.”

Completing Preptech’s four-car line-up is Flynn McHardy. McHardy has spent four years racing karts, with some impressive results. He competed in the Ginetta Junior Scholarship shoot-out at the end of last year and made it to the finals.

“I have spent the last few years following the Ginetta Juniors on TV and at the track, so to have a chance to compete this year is something I never thought I would do,” he said. I know it will be a lot of hard work but I hope with the experience I gain from this year, I can build on becoming a better driver in the upcoming seasons.

“I am looking forward to learning from Fergus and Zac who have been in my position before, and learning with Alisha who has already proven to be a very talented racing driver.”

Image credit: Ginetta/Jakob Ebrey Photography

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