To­tal Con­trol Rac­ing set to add Bri­tish GT4 at­tack to 2017 plans

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Ginetta squad To­tal Con­trol Rac­ing is poised to make its Bri­tish GT de­but next sea­son with a GT4 Class en­try.

TCR wants to field two Ginetta G55s as it looks to ex­pand be­yond its cur­rent GT4 Su­per­cup and Ginetta Ju­nior sportscar pro­grammes.

The team is headed up by for­mer tour­ing car racer Lee Brookes and has ex­pe­ri­ence in sa­loon and sportscar rac­ing, hav­ing taken ti­tles in the Re­nault Clio and SEAT Cupra Cups be­fore win­ning cham­pi­onships in Ginet­tas.

“We’ve al­ways wanted that link from our ju­nior series into pro­fes­sional GT or tour­ing car rac­ing and GT4 is the best place at the mo­ment,” said Brookes.

“The Ginetta G55 is eas­ily upgrad­able to GT4 spec – it’s a sim­ple bolt-on split­ter and smaller rear wing – so the chas­sis can be used in both the Su­per­cup and Bri­tish GT. A lot of the driv­ers we’ve run like Jonny Adam, Tom Onslow-cole and Alex Mac­dowall are now suc­cess­ful in GT rac­ing, so it makes sense for us to of­fer that.”

GT4 Su­per­cup podi­umfin­isher Cal­lum Poin­ton has held talks with the team.

Poin­ton was sixth in GT4 Su­per­cup points and could make switch

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