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British Endurance Championship Introduces Ginetta SuperCup Class

1st November 2022 • Simon Paice

A new Ginetta SuperCup class will form part of the British Endurance Championship grid next season, an exciting new home for Ginetta G56 and G55 GT4 cars.

The latest chapter of a long-standing relationship between Ginetta and Britcar will bring the exciting, competitive racing seen in the Ginetta GT4 SuperCup for the last 11 years to a new, endurance format in one of the UK’s leading GT championships.

The 500bhp, V8 powered G56 was introduced to the GT4 SuperCup for 2022 and proved an instant hit with drivers and fans alike, while its predecessor the G55, one of the most successful GT4 chassis’ ever made, has been a huge part of UK motorsport, including Britcar racing, for over a decade.

Customers will get the opportunity to continue competing in these thoroughbred GT racers and experience top-level GT racing in the British Endurance Championship, which reached new heights for 2022 after being granted national status by the governing body Motorsport UK.

The championship is contested across two and three hour races, with the provisional 2023 calendar making visits to Silverstone, Oulton Park, Snetterton and Donington Park. Entrants benefit from the exposure of having all BEC race meetings streamed live on Facebook and YouTube.

The new SuperCup class will be the second standalone Ginetta category within Britcar’s stable of championships, following on from the successful addition of the Ginetta G40 Cup to the Britcar Trophy grid this year.

Mike Simpson, Ginetta Head of Motorsport: “Ginetta have nearly 20 years racing relationship with Britcar and we are elated to find a new home for our G55 and G56 SuperCup GT4 cars. This year marks our 500th GT chassis milestone in 15 years and with thanks to Britcar we can still see many more years of good value, yet very competitive competition for our customers in one of the UKs longstanding GT Endurance Championships.”

Claire Hedley, Britcar Director: “We are very pleased to be working with Ginetta again. As Mike said we do have a long-standing working history. We’d like to thank Andy Johnson from SVG Motorsport for all his help putting these ideas together. Here’s to a great future for BEC.”