Pepe moves into third in Ginetta GT standings

Hillspeed driver Pepe Massot is pictured in action at Oulton Park last weekend.
Hillspeed driver Pepe Massot is pictured in action at Oulton Park last weekend.

Hathersage-based Hillspeed Racing’s Pepe Massot climbed into the top three of the Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup standings at Oulton Park Island Circuit on Sunday by taking a best result of sixth position during round 11 of the season.

Although an unfortunate excursion in the opening race on Saturday resulted in a non-finish for the Spanish teenager, he bounced back in the live televised encounter – which took place in very warm weather – with an impressive drive through the order.

“It was a tough weekend for Pepe with the accident in race one but he performed very well, as he always does,” said team principal Richard Ollerenshaw.

“To hit back with sixth in race two, and to leave Oulton third in the championship, isn’t too bad all things considered.”

In the accompanying Ginetta Junior Championship races, car racing newcomer Josh White posted top ten finishes in each encounter to conclude the weekend tenth in the driver standings after his first experience of the incredibly demanding and challenging Oulton Park circuit.

“Oulton Park is probably the toughest circuit we visit in Ginetta Junior, it’s a real test for any driver so for Josh to have come away from the weekend without any major incident is a credit to him”, said Ollerenshaw.

“Hopefully he can build on the experience gained this weekend and out it into practice when we’re back on track in a couple of weeks.”

Croft Circuit in North Yorkshire will host rounds 12, 13 and 14 of the Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup and rounds nine and ten of the Ginetta Junior Championship on June 22/23.

In the meantime, Hillspeed’s BRDC Formula 4 Championship squad will be in action next weekend (15th/16th)at Snetterton 300 Circuit in Norfolk.