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Robin Grimwood Moves Up To Ginetta G40 Cup With Assetto Motorsport

8th February 2019 • Simon Paice

In his second season in car-racing, Robin Grimwood will progress to the Ginetta G40 Cup this year with reigning champions Assetto Motorsport.

The Cheshire based racer made his on-track motorsport debut in the Ginetta Racing Drivers Club last year. Grimwood overcame some technical issues to showcase impression progression over the course of the season, getting into the thick of the action as his confidence grew.

Grimwood ended his GRDC campaign on a high with a great maiden top six finish at Brands Hatch, before going on to make his G40 Cup debut during the season finale at Donington Park. The 51 year old will now compete in the championship full-time this year with Assetto Motorsport.

Robin Grimwood: ““Last year was a fantastic experience, I made some great friends and had a lot of fun despite some technical challenges through the season. I’m now looking forward to competing in the G40 Cup in 2019.

“I’m excited to be part of the Assetto Motorsport team, and hope to be more competitive from the start of the season. I would like to finish in the top ten, but more importantly have fun and improve as a race driver in a highly competitive grid.”

Jim Edwards, team manager: “Robin has been a real pleasure to work with and we were delighted to be in a position to help turn his debut season around last year. Since then, he has become stronger and stronger, putting in some seriously encouraging times during recent winter testing. 

“He immediately got to grips with the new for 2019 slick tyre regulations and they suit his driving style very well. Everyone at Assetto Motorsport is really looking forward to working with Robin this season and hopefully we can enjoy a successful year together.”

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.