Former British GT champion Caine to return in GT4 class with Team Hard Ginetta
Former British GT champion Michael Caine will return to the series this year to front an attack on the GT4 division for Team Hard.
Caine will share a Ginetta G55 GT4 with Mike Newbould under the Autoaid/rcib Insurance Racing banner this year. The Team Hardoperated RCIB cars won last year’s British GT4 teams’ title.
Caine has an extensive history in GT racing. The former Slick 50 Road Saloons (Class B) title winner claimed the TVR Tuscan Challenge title before moving into British GT for several campaigns between 2001-’07. He won the GT3 title in 2012 alongside Daniele Perfetti in a Motorbase Porsche 997 GT3-R. Caine has also driven for Motorbase in the British Touring Car Championship.
“After the 2016 plans went pearshaped, I’m really looking forward to doing a full championship again,” said Caine. “Last year was the first in 26 years of racing that I didn’t have a championship to compete in. We have a really good chance [of the GT4 title], and GT4 looks like it’s the future.”
Newbould joins British GT after graduating from the Ginetta GT4 Supercup.
Team Hard boss Tony Gilham said: “It’s great to have both Michael and Mike. Michael brings so much to the table both on and off track. He is a seasoned pro and will add strength to the team. We’re excited to see how both drivers form a partnership.”