Ginetta adds rung to progression ladder

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British motorsport brand Ginetta has added a new category to its racing ladder, the GT Pro Class. The company says the intent of the class is to bridge the gap between its junior categories, Ginetta Junior and the GT5 Challenge, and its top tier Supercup.

The class will race across nine weekends in 2021, sharing the same grid as the Supercup series, so all entrants have the chance to race on the same circuit with more powerful cars.

Competing in an uprated version of Ginetta’s G55 GTA car, equipped with paddle shifters and running on Michelin road tires, drivers will be able to get accustomed to some of the changes that they will encounter should they progress to the GT4 Supercup. The cars will also provide drivers with significant publicity, as the class will race as part of the BTCC package.

The winner of the series will be rewarded with a Supercup season package including car hire, entry, fuel and a contribution to running costs, and a prize pot Ginetta says totals in excess of £55,000, (US$72,400), with the runner up awarded half price entry into the GT4 Supercup.

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