HILLSPEED CONGRATULATES ALUMNUS MORRIS ON ‘THOROUGHLY DESERVED’ BRITISH GT TITLE VICTORY
Richard Ollerenshaw, team principal of top UK motor racing squad Hillspeed, has spoken of his absolute delight and elation at alumnus Seb Morris winning the prized British GT Championship title this past weekend at Donington Park.
Thrilled by the Welsh 21-year-old’s ‘thoroughly deserved’ title success in the country’s premier endurance racing category, Ollerenshaw is extremely proud to have seen Morris rise so prominently up the motorsport ladder since he first started out in car racing with the Hathersage team in 2010.
In fact, Morris’ first outing in a race car was the year prior in one of Hillspeed’s Formula Renaults at Pembrey. Then testing the old style Ginetta G20 car, before stepping up to the newly introduced G40, the signs were clear very early on Morris had an extremely bright future ahead.
Becoming the youngest ever winner of the Ginetta Junior Winter Series title in 2010 at the tender age of just 14, Morris went on to win the following year’s main Ginetta Junior Championship crown for Hillspeed with one race meeting to spare.
While Morris’ career then took him in a different direction in 2012, he returned to the Hillspeed fold in 2013 in the BRDC Formula 4 Championship [now the BRDC British F3 Championship] and ended the season as Vice-Champion, his final year in Hillspeed colours.
Thereafter, Morris went on to compete in Europe in Formula Renault and the GP3 Series before debuting in British GT in 2016. Now delivering a magnificent title win in only his second season of GT endurance racing, the continued success of the Welshman is something Hillspeed boss Ollerenshaw is very proud to have been a part of.
“Everyone at Hillspeed is so proud of Seb and everything he has gone on to achieve since we first began our association with him when he was still in karting”, said Ollerenshaw, “His performance in the Formula Renault when we first tested him in 2009 was outstanding, we knew then what an incredible young talent he was and he’s delivered. The British GT crown is so thoroughly deserved.
“From winning the two titles in Ginetta with us, to returning to the team in 2013 for F4, Seb was an absolute delight to work with as well as being incredibly professional…and bloody quick too! We’re so thrilled for Seb and his parents Phillip and Victoria who have put so much into their support of him. On behalf of everyone at Hillspeed, we wish them the absolute best for whatever comes next.”