Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge championship-winning team, Xentek Motorsport have today (15 November 2016) confirmed their plans to expand their motorsport offering to incorporate entries into the Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup for 2017.
Keen to capitalise on the success of the Ginetta motorsport career ladder, the successful GT5 Challenge outfit will retain Jac Constable and Alex Taylor as they make their graduation into the British Touring Car Championship support series.
In addition, following a successful outing with GT4 SuperCup stalwart Carl Boardley at Silverstone earlier this year, Carl and his team, Carl Boardley Motorsport, will partner the Xentek Motorsport outfit in 2017, adding the frontrunner to their rapidly growing squad.
Xentek dipped their toe in the water of the GT4 SuperCup during the penultimate round of the Championship at Silverstone in September, running G55 GT4 cars for Ollie Chadwick, whom they engineered to Ginetta GT5 Challenge victory, and Boardley who claimed a first and second place during the weekend.
Nick Hart, Co Team Owner; “After a dominant 2013 season engineering the likes of Tom Ingram and Pepe Massot, I am really looking forward to getting my teeth back into the championship and reviving my relationship with the G55 car. Having worked with Carl briefly in 2014, I know that he is an extremely capable driver as shown at Silverstone. We work very well together and we are all looking forward to a battle for the championship crown”.
Chris Richards – Co Team Owner; “It’s great to be taking two of our GT5 drivers with us into the SuperCup. Jac and Alex are both great guys to work with and both have shown great promise in the initial test day that they had in the G55. We are looking forward to getting stuck into a full testing plan to ensure that all are ready for the 2017 season. Xentek are currently in discussion with drivers for the fourth and final place in the team.”
The opening rounds of the 2017 Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup will take place at Brands Hatch in Kent on 1 and 2 April 2017.