2020 Season Review: Ginetta G40 Cup

The Ginetta G40 Cup belonged to Tom Golding in 2020 as the CTS Motorsport driver rewrote the history books by becoming the first-ever two-time champion.

Having reigned supreme back in 2018, Golding made a triumphant return to the series to underline his credentials as a true rising star.

Aimed towards drivers that have recently shed their novice skins, the single-make category once again showcased why the Ginetta motorsport ladder has proven to be so effective in bringing the next generation of racers through the ranks.

Taking centre stage on the British GT Championship support package, the G40 Cup served up a total of 15 pulsating races across five events – with a host of thrills and spills along the way.

Oulton Park provided the backdrop to the season-opener and Golding wasted no time in establishing himself as the driver to beat, netting a brace of wins before Giles Dawson prevented him from completing a clean sweep.

Dawson went toe-to-toe with Golding in the early rounds, winning twice at Donington Park, however he could not withstand the juggernaut-like form of the former champion.

Winning the final race of the weekend at Donington Park, Golding went on to be unstoppable at Brands Hatch, winning all three races to put himself within touching distance of the crown.

Golding provisionally wrapped up the title with a meeting to spare as he scored a stunning hat-trick of wins back at Donington Park to extend his winning streak to seven on the bounce. He also ensured he finished the year with a 100% podium record.

Electing to sit out the season finale having secured an unassailable lead at the summit of the standings, Golding rounded off his season by stepping up into the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge where he enjoyed further success.

Next year will see the Ginetta G40 Cup combine with the GT5 Challenge to form one grid, with a calendar of seven events across both the British GT Championship and British Touring Car Championship packages confirmed.