Amanda set to compete in the upcoming GT Cup

The eyecatching vehicle Amanda will be racing.

The eyecatching vehicle Amanda will be racing.

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Amanda Black is preparing to compete in the GT Cup in a Ginetta G55.

The Skegness Grammar School associate deputy headteacher and fellow driver Ian Anderson have also received backing from sponsors Jazzy Potatoes, while Lifetime Racing will prepare the car and provide trackside support.

Lifetime Racing have worked with Ian and Amanda previously as they competed in selected GT races over the last two seasons and.

“I am very excited about joining the GT Cup grid with Lifetime Racing for 2016 in a Ginetta G55,” said Amanda, whose previous achievements have included being the British Women’s Racing Drivers Champion in 2012 and 2013 and the Sigma Graduate Champion in 2013.

“The support from Jazzy has made a motor racing ambition possible for 2016.

“Having had experience racing in the Caterham Graduates series I am looking forward to gaining GT experience at significant venues across the UK and competing in the next step of the motor racing ladder.

“As a teacher, it is an opportunity to be a role model to my students and demonstrate the importance of setting goals and having high aspirations.

Dan Eagling, Lifetime Racing team manager, added: “I am very pleased to be working with Ian and Amanda again in 2016.

“We have a very good relationship which has led to success in the past and I am looking forward to hopefully achieving more in GT Cup this year.

“As a team, we have experience of running Ginetta’s and have competed in a number of GT Championships.

“Ian and Amanda have both won Championships in Caterham’s and won races since moving into GT racing so we know they have the pace, and with the support from Jazzy Potatoes this year, I believe we will be front runners in our maiden season in the Championship.”

The first round of the GT Cup Championship is at Donington Park on April 23 and 24 and both the team and drivers are busy preparing themselves for the challenge ahead.