Hillspeed eyeing up the Ginetta GT Supercup

Hillspeed enter a new dawn of racing
Hillspeed enter a new dawn of racing

Hillspeed has confirmed its intention to step into the Ginetta GT Supercup in 2013 and is in discussion with several drivers ahead of its planned assault on the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship-support series next year.

Just two months removed from the announcement of its expansion into the new BRDC Formula 4 Championship, the Hathersage team is now all set to add a fourth rung to its ladder of opportunity which already features title-winning Ginetta Junior and Protyre Formula Renault BARC squads.

Team principal Richard Ollerenshaw said: “After the success Hillspeed has enjoyed in Ginetta Junior over the last few years, we’re looking to build on that and our relationship with Ginetta by adding Ginetta GT Supercup involvement to our motor racing programme in 2013.

“With the introduction of Ginetta’s exceptionally cost effective packages for drivers for next year, the time is right for us to look at moving into GT Supercup.

“We’ve had some strong enquiries from top-line drivers who are considering Hillspeed as a serious option, given the success we’ve enjoyed in every other category we’ve competed in, so it makes perfect sense to add Supercup to our plans.”

Hillspeed won both the main season title and the winter series crown in its debut year in 2010 and the Derbyshire squad went on to claim championship glory once again 12 months later.

This year, the team scooped the Rookie Class title with car racing debutant Pepe Massot.

Ollerenshaw believes the team offer a wide range of career development for any young driver.

He added: “It’s always important to look at fresh opportunities and the GT Supercup has certainly proven to be a highly popular and competitive championship, everything we at Hillspeed look for in a series.