The Ginetta GT Supercup is a racing series that features professional teams and privateers racing across various UK circuits. The 2014 Ginetta GT Supercup series featured twenty seven races, with three races on each of nine weekends starting in March on the Brands Hatch Indy circuit, and finishing back at Brands Hatch in October, this time on the Grand Prix circuit. I went along to the Kent circuit for the final three races of the season, which were support races for the BTCC final round.
Saturday afternoon saw the weather take a turn for the wet and windy, with leaves blowing across the circuit and spray at various parts of the track.
Ginettas on track….
Andrew Watson took the chequered flag for the first two races of the weekend.
The final race of the weekend, and of the series, was held on Sunday afternoon. The win was taken by Charlie Robertson, the championship leader, which gave him the series victory.
The cars were leaving the circuit via the main BTCC paddock as I was leaving that area through the tunnel on Sunday afternoon, and the sight and sound of the cars heading along the narrow exit road and through the tunnel accentuated the racing performance of these cars.
The Ginetta racing series also includes the Ginetta Junior series which sees competitors in the 14-17 age group competing, with twenty races over ten weekends. The season started well for Jack Mitchell, winning the first four races of the season, and six of the first eight. A fourth place and a non-finish over the weekend was enough to give young Jack the title. One of the sights of the event though was the wonderfully named Flashman Finneran’s car continuing to race even with a missing bonnet and most of the front of the car on Sunday. He managed to get the car to the end of the race, even if he was a lap down.
Here are a few more photos from the two Ginetta series over the weekend.