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Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 SuperCup Front-Runner Carl Shield Returns For Second Season

22nd February 2019 • Simon Paice

Carl Shield is back to have a second crack at the Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 SuperCup this season with AK Motorsport.

Shield entered the GT4 SuperCup last season following a race-winning spell in the 750 Motor Club M3 Cup, and he made a superb start in the series with a fourth place finish in his debut meeting and a top ten result in each of the first twelve races of the campaign.

The 39 year old would narrowly miss out on a podium finish as he secured nine top six finishes through the campaign, and that’s a milestone he’s keen to achieve this year as he competes in an expanded two-car entry for AK Motorsport alongside debutant Carl Garnett.

Carl Shield: “I’m pleased to be staying with AK Motorsport this season. We work really well together and we both learnt a lot in our first season in the Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 SuperCup, and I can’t thank them enough for their help and support.

“With us not having the budget to test, it was always going be a two year plan when we entered the series, using the 2018 race weekends to learn and develop our car set-up. We’d go from being one of the slowest in the Friday test to being one of the quickest in the final race.

“While we won’t be testing outside of race weekends again this season, with our knowledge from last year we are a long way ahead of where we were and we will start each race weekend in a much better position, while having a team-mate in Carl Garnett will only help push us both forwards.

“I’m delighted to be on the GT4 SuperCup grid again. Ginetta run a fantastic race series and to be in the BTCC paddock is amazing. I have very high ambitions for the season ahead. I proved last year I have the pace to run at the front and that’s where I want to be again.”

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.