Ginettas to Thruxton, Knockhill
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