West makes a welcome return to the Ginetta paddock after sitting out the 2021 campaign. Starting his career in the Ginetta Racing Drivers Club in 2017, he was then a regular front-runner over three years in the G40 Cup, with an impressive last run in 2020 seeing him secure six class podium finishes from six races.
Townsend meanwhile moves to Assetto for his second GT4 SuperCup campaign in a G55. The Warwickshire driver secured five Am class podium finishes in a competitive first season, with the highlight being a memorable top three hat-trick over the Croft weekend. Those results ultimately secured him fourth in the final class standings.
Assetto Motorsport are now running five cars in the GT Academy, with West lining up alongside Martin Wills, Mackenzie Walker, Julian Wantling and Robin Grimwood. Townsend joins Darren Leung in their GT4 SuperCup entry.
Jim Edwards, Assetto Motorsport Team Manager: “Mike has been a regular with us in recent years, so it’s great to have him back in the fold after a season out. He’ll be teaming up with some old friends in our GT Academy line-up and it should be a great season.
“We’re delighted to be welcoming Garry into the Assetto family. He will be a great fit within the team, and on a personal level it’s great to be working with Garry over 20 years on from racing against each other in Renault Clios. We’re confident he’ll have a strong season.”
The Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 SuperCup is Ginetta’s flagship championship. In 2022, the series will be contested over seven race weekends in support of the British Touring Car Championship, with a major change seeing the introduction of the Ginetta G56 GT4 as the lead car.
The Ginetta GT Academy gives drivers of all experience levels the opportunity to enjoy entry level GT racing. The series offers an uncompromising package of high performance racing at an affordable cost, with the exposure of competing at British GT and BTCC events.