Book-a-Track bought out by Ginetta

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dris
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Book-a-Track bought out by Ginetta

Post by dris » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:00 am

Just reading this in the BAT newsletter:


November 2018 Newsletter
The more eagle-eyed BaT members will have noticed a lack of newsletters recently. That doesn't mean we haven't been the usual busy-bees in the BaT office - as the announcement below will explain!

Ginetta Cars Ltd Acquire BaT
BookaTrack.com Ltd are delighted to announce the acquisition by Ginetta Cars Ltd at the end of the year.

The business will continue in the same format, offering an improved track day calendar and car storage services from our facility at Donington Park. The workshop will continue to service and repair Caterhams, but the showroom will be rebranded to retail Ginetta sportscars.

Sarah Leroux maintains a shareholding and will continue in her role as Managing Director. "Having spent 20 years building this business to where it is now, it makes me very proud that a company of the size and stature of Ginetta Cars Ltd would see the benefit in having BaT as its shop-front and with the additional resources available from such a well established and successful group we will be able to make significant improvements at BaT very quickly."

Lawrence Tomlinson (owner of Ginetta Cars Ltd and LNT Group Ltd) said "We're delighted to support Sarah and BaT in the next chapter of their success. BaT have an impressive customer base and also a strong reputation in the sportscar market for creating an exciting experience. We look forward to supporting Sarah in improving this further for all of BaT's customers. It's our pleasure to welcome BaT into the Ginetta family."

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Rental Fleet Changes
As part of the change in ownership, the existing Caterham track day rental fleet will be replaced with Ginettas for the 2019 season. As a result, we have a number of ex-rental Caterhams available for sale and details can be found in the table to the left.

For more details about any of the above just send us an email.

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Re: Book-a-Track bought out by Ginetta

Post by camldc5319 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:49 pm

Will this effect Exiges day at Anglesey I wonder??

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Re: Book-a-Track bought out by Ginetta

Post by jonnyfox » Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:32 pm

Hopefully not. Good to see BaT and Ginetta comng together to ensure the spirit of track days stays resolute within its core. I like the fact a track/race company has seen fit to make this happen and wish them every success, it's where my money will once again go next season.
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Re: Book-a-Track bought out by Ginetta

Post by winthattt » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:38 pm

I saw Sarah and Jonny today and Sarah was very chipper, Jonny was a bit sad but times move on. I’m very pleased for them and want to see it go from strength to strength. I joined BaT platinum after a day at Snet with another tdo which was constant queues and red flags. Things have not been right this year but I’m now positive for 2019. I’ll be renewing.

Ginetta own Blyton, never been, allows lots of noise. However, Anglesey in the wet is special.

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Post by seriouslylotus » Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:01 pm

camldc5319 wrote:Will this effect Exiges day at Anglesey I wonder??
We can live in hope it does!!!!
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Re: Book-a-Track bought out by Ginetta

Post by tim_marra » Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:37 pm

seriouslylotus wrote:
camldc5319 wrote:Will this effect Exiges day at Anglesey I wonder??
We can live in hope it does!!!!
The hire cars will be Ginetta's, no Caterhams anymore.

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Re: Book-a-Track bought out by Ginetta

Post by SimonE » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:19 pm

I hope the marriage is more successful than Ginetta's recent LM tie up with Manor Motorsport ;)

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Post by tlracer » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:08 pm

SimonE wrote:I hope the marriage is more successful than Ginetta's recent LM tie up with Manor Motorsport ;)
Wasn't that more to do with the non-appearance of the funding stream than any issue with either Ginetta or Manor?

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Re: Book-a-Track bought out by Ginetta

Post by SimonE » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:38 pm

I will pose this question with Boothy next time I see him in the pub :)

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Re: Book-a-Track bought out by Ginetta

Post by ade » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:49 pm

I just hope we still get the excellent service from BaT when it come to easter regardless of which track we use, I am going to be there for 2019 after having no track days at all this year, I need to change that and hope to still do them with BaT

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