Ginetta keen to eval­u­ate more BTCC sup­port slots for GT5 Chal­lenge

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Ginetta will eval­u­ate whether the Ginetta GT5 Chal­lenge will reap­pear on the TOCA sup­port bill af­ter de­but­ing on the pack­age for the first time at Thrux­ton last week­end.

The GT5 Chal­lenge re­placed the GT4 Su­per­cup as a sup­port race on the Bri­tish Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onship pack­age in Hamp­shire. It usu­ally forms part of the Bri­tish GT Cham­pi­onship un­der­card.

Cham­pi­onship man­ager Ash Gal­lagher de­scribed the de­ci­sion to re­place GT4 Su­per­cup with the GT5 se­ries as a big op­por­tu­nity for the drivers in­volved. who will also join the TOCA sup­ports at Croft next month.

He said: “It’s great for them to get to ex­pe­ri­ence the TOCA pad­dock – I think it’s a for­ward step for them and it’s good for the drivers and the se­ries in gen­eral.”

Gal­lagher con­firmed that Ginetta would re­view ar­range­ments for next sea­son at a later date.

Ol­lie Chad­wick, who won both of the Thrux­ton races for Xen­tek Mo­tor­sport and leads the cham­pi­onship, added that com­pet­ing in front of a larger crowd gave a boost to the GT5 field.

“We’ve done Bri­tish GT pre­vi­ously, which I think is still a phe­nom­e­nal pack­age, but it’s still noth­ing com­pared to this with the crowds,” he said.

“For us it’s a huge plat­form and a chance to show the Ju­niors the Su­per­cup isn’t the only route, GT5 is an op­tion for drivers out there.”

GT5 Chal­lenge grid ap­peared on TOCA at Thrux­ton

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