The signing of a new three year deal with BTCC organising body TOCA continues a successful partnership with Ginetta that has already lasted over a decade. In fact, 2019 has marked the 12th consecutive season that Ginetta have run championships on the BTCC package.
The Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship has been a mainstay of the package since 2008, while the Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 SuperCup joined a year later in its former incarnation, the Ginetta G50 Cup. This year, the two series have had the largest average grid numbers on the support bill across the season.
Since 2016, the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge has also made regular guest appearances on the package. Next season, all three championships will once again entertain the BTCC crowds around the best circuits in the UK including Brands Hatch, Oulton Park and Silverstone.
The BTCC package is the most popular in the UK, with over 380,000 fans attending the ten race meetings across the 2019 season, while the championship’s television coverage on ITV reached a total UK audience of over 19 million in 2018.
Lawrence Tomlinson, Ginetta Chairman: “Ginetta has been the biggest presence on the BTCC support bill for over a decade now and we are delighted to extend our partnership with TOCA for a further three years.
“With the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship, Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge and Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 SuperCup all in action across the season, we’re able to showcase to everyone the Ginetta career ladder we offer drivers.
“Competing on the TOCA package offers our drivers unrivalled broadcast and print media coverage, as well as great exposure to thousands of fans at each of the race meetings for themselves, the teams and their sponsors.
“We are looking forward to seeing our championships continue to flourish on the TOCA package in 2020 and produce captivating racing for the trackside crowds and the live ITV4 television audiences.”
Alan Gow, BTCC Chief Executive: “I am delighted to have extended our partnership with Ginetta for a further three years. Its entertaining and fiercely-fought support championships are a longstanding and valued fixture on the TOCA package.
“The career ladder from the Ginetta Junior Championship into the GT4 SuperCup and beyond is proven and unique in British motorsport, with a host of former Ginetta drivers now competing in the BTCC – it is fantastic to see.”
The provisional calendars for the 2020 season were released last month and can be viewed here: https://www.ginetta.com/news/provisional-calendars-announced-for-2020-ginetta-season