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Ginetta Announce Provisional 2021 Race Calendars

19th October 2020 • Simon Paice

Ginetta are delighted to announce the provisional 2021 calendars for the Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 SuperCup, Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship, Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge, Ginetta G40 Cup and new-for-2021 Ginetta GT Academy. Ginetta’s group of one-make domestic championships will continue to once again be an integral part of the two highest profile and most popular racing packages in the UK, in support of the British Touring Car Championship and the British GT Championship.

Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 SuperCup

2021 will be the eleventh season for the GT4 SuperCup, and Ginetta’s flagship domestic championship will once again be contested across eight race weekends, solely in support of the British Touring Car Championship.

After missing the popular trip north of the border this year, the GT4 SuperCup will make a welcome return to Knockhill in Scotland next year. Otherwise, it will visit the same six circuits and seven track layouts that are being contested this season.

Provisional 2021 Calendar – all supporting BTCC:

Round 1 – Brands Hatch (Indy) – 03/04 April

Round 2 – Donington Park (National) – 17/18 April

Round 3 – Oulton Park (Island) – 15/16 May

Round 4 – Croft – 12/13 June

Round 5 – Snetterton (300) – 31 July/01 August

Round 6 – Knockhill – 14/15 August

Round 7 – Thruxton – 28/29 August

Round 8 – Brands Hatch (GP) – 09/10 October 

 

Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship

The Juniors will once again captivate the British Touring Car Championship fans as a popular fixture on the support bill next season. The series will be contested over nine weekends, skipping only one BTCC event to ensure drivers can focus on their important GCSE examinations in June.

The UK’s longest running and most prestigious junior series will continue to offer an enticing package for young drivers starting their motorsport careers, visiting eight different circuits including driver favourites like Brands Hatch GP, Thruxton and Oulton Park.

Provisional 2021 Calendar – all supporting BTCC:

Round 1 – Brands Hatch (Indy) – 3/4 April

Round 2 – Donington Park (National) – 17/18 April

Round 3 – Thruxton – 8/9 May

Round 4 – Oulton Park (Island) – 15/16 May

Round 5 – Snetterton (300) – 31 July/1 August

Round 6 – Knockhill – 14/15 August

Round 7 – Thruxton – 28/29 August

Round 8 – Silverstone (National) – 25/26 September

Round 9 – Brands Hatch (GP) – 09/10 October  

  

Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge / Ginetta G40 Cup:

A change for the 2021 season sees the GT5 Challenge and G40 Cup combined onto one grid for the first time. The championships will contest seven race events across the British Touring Car Championship and British GT Championship packages.

The GT5 Challenge will feature across the two support bills for the sixth consecutive season, while this will mark the first time that drivers in the G40 Cup will race alongside the BTCC. Six different circuits will be visited, with back-to-back visits to Donington Park to close the campaign.

Provisional 2021 Calendar:

Round 1 – Snetterton (300) – 24/25 April (British GT)

Round 2 – Thruxton – 08/09 May (BTCC)

Round 3 – Brands Hatch (GP) – 22/23 May (British GT)

Round 4 – Croft – 12/13 June (BTCC)

Round 5 – Silverstone (GP) – 26/27 June (British GT)

Round 6 – Donington Park (GP) – 10/11 July (British GT)

Round 7 – Donington Park (GP) – 11/12 September (British GT)

 

Ginetta GT Academy:

A new championship launched for 2021, the Ginetta GT Academy offers entry level racing for drivers of all experience levels, with the field split between experienced drivers and a ‘Rookie’ Class, with a great inaugural calendar seeing it make appearances alongside both British GT and BTCC.

The first ever rounds of the GT Academy will take place at Snetterton, before also joining British GT at Brands Hatch and Donington Park (twice). An exciting season finale will come at the ‘Home of British Motor Racing’, Silverstone, with BTCC.

Provisional 2021 Calendar

Round 1 – Snetterton (300) – 24/25 April (British GT)

Round 2 – Brands Hatch (GP) – 22/23 May (British GT)

Round 3 – Donington Park (GP) – 10/11 July (British GT)

Round 4 – Donington Park (GP) – 11/12 September (British GT)

Round 5 – Silverstone (National) – 25/26 September (BTCC)

 

Ashley Gallagher – Ginetta Motorsport Manager: “2020 has been a season unlike any other and we’re incredibly thankful to every member of the Ginetta family for ensuring that we’ve been able to go racing in a safe and positive environment.

“With six champions still to be crowned across the GT4 SuperCup, Juniors and GT5 Challenge, we have a great final month of the season ahead of us. Attentions will then turn to 2021, and it’s already shaping up to be an exciting year with these new provisional calendars.

“We are delighted to remain key parts of the support packages for both the BTCC and British GT. Racing alongside these series mean our drivers and teams enjoy the spotlight of live television coverage and online streaming, as well as hopefully the return of large trackside crowds next year.

“We have some more format changes to our championships to announce in due course, which we feel will continue to open up our championships and provide more opportunities to drivers to find their home on the Ginetta ladder.”