Ginetta have announced the provisional race calendar for its four one-make domestic championships that will form an integral part of both the British Touring Car Championship and British GT Championship support packages.
The Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship will once again take centre stage on the TOCA support package, with the series being contested over nine weekends. Missing the annual trip to Croft to allow drivers to sit their GCSE examinations, the UK’s longest running and most prestigious junior series will continue to offer a platform for young drivers start their motorsport careers.
The Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 Supercup will also feature alongside the BTCC this year with a welcome return to Knockhill confirmed as one of the eight rounds that will be run next year.
A change for 2021 will see the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge and the Ginetta G40 Cup combine onto one grid for the first time. The championships will contest seven race events across the BTCC and British GT Championship bills.
Next year will mark the sixth consecutive campaign that the GT5 Challenge has featured across both packages whilst the G40 Cup will make its maiden foray to race alongside the BTCC.
Rounding off the Ginetta action in 2021 will be the brand-new Ginetta GT Academy, which offers entry level racing for drivers of all experience levels, with the field split between experienced drivers and a ‘Rookie’ Class. The inaugural calendar will see it make appearances alongside both British GT and BTCC.
To view the full list of 2021 race dates for all four Ginetta championships, head to https://www.ginetta.com/news/ginetta-announce-provisional-2021-race-calendars.
Ashley Gallagher, Ginetta Championship Manager, said: “2020 has been a season unlike any other and we’re incredibly thankful to every member of the Ginetta family for ensuring that we’ve been able to go racing in a safe and positive environment.
“With six champions still to be crowned across the GT4 SuperCup, Juniors and GT5 Challenge, we have a great final month of the season ahead of us. Attentions will then turn to 2021, and it’s already shaping up to be an exciting year with these new provisional calendars.
“We are delighted to remain key parts of the support packages for both the BTCC and British GT. Racing alongside these series mean our drivers and teams enjoy the spotlight of live television coverage and online streaming, as well as hopefully the return of large trackside crowds next year.
“We have some more format changes to our championships to announce in due course, which we feel will continue to open up our championships and provide more opportunities to drivers to find their home on the Ginetta ladder.”