Ginet­tas to Thrux­ton, Knock­hill

Autosport (UK) - - CLUB AUTOSPORTS - STEPHEN LICKORISH AND DAN MA­SON

GT4 SU­PER­CUP

The Ginetta GT4 Su­per­cup plans to re­turn to Thrux­ton and Knock­hill next year af­ter not vis­it­ing those venues in re­cent sea­sons.

The series will con­tinue to fea­ture on the sup­port bill at eight of the Bri­tish Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onship’s meet­ings in 2019, with the GT5 Chal­lenge again tak­ing its place at the other two.

This year the Su­per­cup skipped the Thrux­ton and Knock­hill rounds. Next sea­son the first of the two Thrux­ton meet­ings and Snet­ter­ton won’t fea­ture on the cal­en­dar. But, as the series will make the sec­ond trip to Thrux­ton in Au­gust, it will be the first time the Hampshire venue has been in­cluded since 2015. Knock­hill last fea­tured in ’16.

“It’s a few dif­fer­ent tracks [for the driv­ers] – they haven’t been to Thrux­ton or Knock­hill for a few years,” ex­plained Ginetta mo­tor­sport man­ager Ash Gal­lagher. “There are three clashes be­tween TOCA and Bri­tish GT so it’s been dif­fi­cult to sort [as GT5 runs with Bri­tish GT].”

Newly crowned GT4 Su­per­cup cham­pion Char­lie Ladell is con­sid­er­ing a move into the Porsche Car­rera Cup GB next year af­ter sam­pling the 911 GT3 Cup car in last week’s taster day at Sil­ver­stone. A num­ber of driv­ers have made the pro­gres­sion from the Ginetta series to the Car­rera Cup in re­cent years, in­clud­ing Ladell’s fel­low cham­pi­ons Tom Oliphant and Tom

Wrigley. “It’s def­i­nitely an op­tion for us,” said for­mer Re­nault UK Clio Cup driver Ladell. “We want to move on from Su­per­cup, so this is the next step up for us on the lad­der. Ob­vi­ously, it all comes down to bud­get, but it would be nice to do it.”

GT4 Su­per­cup last vis­ited Knock­hill in 2016

GT4 champ Ladell is eye­ing Porsche switch

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