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Newcomer Steve Roberts Joins Ginetta GT4 SuperCup Grid

10th March 2021 • Simon Paice

Former single-seater and tin-top champion Steve Roberts will make his Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 SuperCup debut this season with reigning champions Rob Boston Racing.

Roberts enters Ginetta racing for the first time with a wealth of experience from a near two decade career so far. He started off in single-seaters and was crowned the 2004 North-West FF1600 champion and the scholarship class champion in the UK Formula Ford Championship the following year.

After a break from competition, the Cambridgeshire-based racer returned in the BMW Compact Cup and enjoyed a brilliant four year spell in the championship. Crowned champion in 2013 with a superb tally of 12 wins from 14 races, he then added a second title in 2015.

Most recently Roberts has been a multiple race-winner in the Mazda MX5 Supercup with Rob Boston Racing. After testing a Ginetta G55 with them last year, he’s put together a deal to join the GT4 SuperCup grid with support from Glasswall and thebmwspecialist.co.uk.

Steve Roberts: “It’s been 15 years or so since I was last on the national motorsport stage competing in UK Formula Ford, and I’m super-excited to be back and competing in a championship of the Ginetta GT4 Supercup’s calibre.

“The G55 is such an immense car to drive, and after having had a chance to test with RBR after our time together in Mazdas, I simply knew I had to try and put a budget together to compete in the championship. I’m not getting any younger, in fact I’ve just turned 40, so I suppose you can see it as very self-indulgent present to myself!

“I will be driving for a championship-winning team in RBR, and although I’m clearly not a career driver, I still have as much will-to-win as anyone on the grid, and am super-motived for this season. I believe we can compete at the sharp end of the grid, so that’s the aim. I also have the support of some great corporate partners and I hope to do them proud this season.”

The Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 SuperCup is Ginetta’s flagship championship. In 2021, the series will be contested over eight race weekends in support of the British Touring Car Championship.