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Rob Keogh Targets Ginetta G40 Cup Title Challenge With W2R Motorsport

1st March 2019 • Simon Paice

2015 GRDC+ champion Rob Keogh is determined to mount a title challenge this season in the Ginetta G40 Cup with W2R Motorsport.

Initially entering motorsport as the 2012 want2race competition winner, Keogh has developed into one of the most experienced and successful Ginetta G40 drivers around, with a championship high of 17 race victories and 42 podium finishes so far in the G40 Cup, formerly named GRDC+

In addition to his 2015 title success, the Bristol-based racer finished as championship runner-up in 2017 and fifth overall last year, when some bad luck cost him a title challenge but he still starred with nine podium finishes including a victory at Snetterton.

Rob Keogh: “As Steve McQueen said, ‘racing is life, anything before or after is just waiting,’ and this winter has meant too much of that. Together with W2R Motorsport and key sponsors SubFero and Stance, we are looking forward to getting back in the Ginetta G40 and onto some podiums.

“The want2race competition is how I got into racing and I’m very happy to be able to continue in 2019 with W2R Motorsport. Ben [Hyland] and his team prepare and support the cars with fastidious attention to detail, but there is also a great camaraderie and atmosphere there.”

Keogh will spearhead W2R Motorsport’s challenge for a third drivers’ title in the G40 Cup, with the Yorkshire based outfit aiming to add to their impressive tallies of 30 race victories and nearly 100 podium finishes in the championship to date.

Ben Hyland, team principal: “Rob is a tremendous driver and without a doubt one to watch this season. A former champion in the series, he lost out on a good stab at the title in 2018 through extreme bad luck and he’s a man on a mission to get back to the top step this year.

“Since winning the want2race competition, Rob has become a seasoned Ginetta G40 racer and his pace is clear to see. We have an enhanced testing programme planned with him, which I’m sure will unlock his experience and potential.”

“Having raced against him on track and watched him from the sidelines, Rob’s tenacity on track and his natural racecraft is some of the best I’ve seen in G40 racing. He’s a huge part of the W2R family now, we really enjoy racing with him and wish him all the best for the season ahead.” 

The Ginetta G40 Cup is an ideal platform for drivers who have recently discarded their ‘novice’ plates to learn the ropes in a packed grid full of drivers of similar ability and experience. Popular with graduates from the Ginetta Racing Drivers Club (GRDC), the series races in support of British GT.