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Carl Garnett Enters Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 SuperCup With AK Motorsport

8th January 2019 • Simon Paice

Yorkshire’s own Carl Garnett will make his Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 SuperCup debut in 2019 with AK Motorsport.

The 42 year old from Ripon joins Ginetta’s flagship championship as an addition to the competitive Am class, entering the BTCC support series with four years of racing experience under his belt in the Mazda MX5 Supercup. 

Impressive progression saw Garnett establish himself as a front-runner in the series, with a great 2018 campaign seeing him record a pair of fourth place finishes and a fastest lap at Silverstone on his way to seventh in the final championship standings. 

Following three years together in Mazda’s, Garnett will remain with AK Motorsport for 2019. The North East based team joined the SuperCup for the first time in 2018, running a single Ginetta G55 GT4 for Carl Shield. 

Carl Garnett: “This is an incredible opportunity and I cannot wait to race in the Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 SuperCup. I never thought I’d race at this level, but after AK Motorsport joined the series, I came along to a couple of rounds last year and knew I had to get involved. 

“While I’m sticking with rear wheel drive, it’s going to be a big learning experience as I’ve never raced with slick tyres and aero before, while the G55 has double the power to the Mazda. I shook down the car for the first time at Croft recently though and I truly loved it. 

“Moving to the SuperCup represents a big step up for me, but I can’t wait to drive in a great championship that has produced so many talented drivers. I’m confident I can improve as the season goes on and I hope to come away with some Am class podium finishes.” 

The Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 SuperCup is Ginetta’s flagship championship, with a two-class structure for Professional and Amateur drivers. In 2019, the series will be contested over eight race weekends in support of the British Touring Car Championship. 

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