The opening rounds of the Ginetta GT Supercup get underway at Brands Hatch this weekend, and as a championship which is no stranger to white knuckle racing, the 2012 season is set to bring together a whole host of racing veterans and rookies alike in what will one of the most exciting seasons to date.
Ginetta veteran Tom Sharp (IDL Racing) will be returning to the Ginetta grid for his eighth season of Ginetta racing as he challenges for the crown once again, having finished third in the G55 Supercup last season. He faces stiff competition from last year’s runner up Carl Breeze (Tollbar Racing), who returns for his fourth year in the championship.
Also bringing their wealth of experience to the starting line is Ginetta GT Supercup returnee Fergus Walkinshaw and his Century Motorsport team mate Josh Wakefield who moves from the British GT to the Ginetta GT Supercup.
Mark Davies is set to make the move from British GT support race, the Ginetta GT5 Challenge, as the 2009 Ginetta G20 Champion and 2011 Ginetta G40 Champion joins former Ginetta GT5 Challenge rival Andrew Richardson at Richardson Racing.
Against them will be Ginetta GT Supercup newcomer Marcus Hoggarth (JHR Developments) who makes the move from Caterham R300’s to join his former grid rival, 2011 Caterham R300 champion Jamie Orton (Fauldsport), Hot rod legend Colin White (CWS), Hunter Abbott (Century) and Louise Richardson (Richardson Racing).
Providing the spirit of youth, Max Coates (Redbrick Racing) graduates from the Ginetta Junior championship, where he finished sixth overall last season as well as being runner up in the Ginetta Winter Series in both 2010 & 2011.
With a plethora of other experienced drivers lining the grid, the 2012 Ginetta GT Supercup looks set to be one of the most exciting seasons to date.