Ginetta G55 GT4 accepted into Trans Am Series for 2018

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Ginetta has announced that its popular G55 GT4 model is to be homologated for the 2018 Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli.

Adolpho Rossi, Ginetta’s East Coast distributor, has secured a place for the G55 GT4 in the TA3 Class of Trans Am. The entry in to the series adds another series to the roster of accepted G55 GT4 entries in the USA, which already boasts the Pirelli World Challenge, NASA and FARA championships.

The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli is marketed as ‘America’s Road Racing Series,’ which dates back to 1966. In its modern format, the series is split into TA, TA2, TA3 and TA4 classes, with grids often in excess of 70 cars.

“We are delighted to see the G55 GT4 has been accepted into the 2018 Trans Am Series and thank you to Adolpho Rossi for his continued hard work,” said Ewan Baldry, Ginetta technical director. “The car has been making waves in the USA for a few years now and its popularity is going to continue to grow. It’s the car to beat in GT4 endurance racing, and we look forward to following our teams progress in 2018.”

Ginetta is keen to highlight the popularity and success rate of the GT4. Currently raced worldwide, the car has taken around 100 wins in some of the globe’s biggest GT4 race series since its introduction in 2014.

Victories have included the Dubai 24 Hours five times in six years and the Mugello 12 Hours three times in three years. The car also took first and third in class on its Motul Sepang 12 Hours debut last season, two wins in the TCE series and class victory in the Euro GT4 Southern Cup. A Ginetta GT4 has also won British GT seven times in the past 10 years.

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