Fraser Robertson has today announced his intentions to return to the Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup for 2016, where he will once again contest the AM class of the British Touring Car Championship support series.
The 52 year old from Brompton on Swale in North Yorkshire imports vehicles for his business, The Van Centre, during the week, before swapping the roads for a race track at the weekend. 2016 will mark Fraser’s second year in the championship, after he joined the series in 2015 as part of the newly formed AM class.
Perfectly suited for business owners such as Fraser, the AM class was introduced to ensure racers with time-consuming workloads are not at a disadvantage to those career racers who can test and train throughout the week. This format suited Fraser down to the ground, who finished in an impressive class third following his debut year.
A popular character around the paddock, Privateer Fraser runs his Ginetta G55 GT4 car with a close-knit team, and took home 11 podiums last season. Not only that, but Rockingham saw him take his long-awaited debut race win.
Fraser Robertson, driver;“I can’t wait to get back out on track next year. I’ve had great fun in the Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup this season, and now I’ve got that first win, I want more! The AM class was made up of a great bunch of drivers last year who are all there to have fun whilst enjoying some competitive racing, and I am sure we are all going to have a great time in 2016!”
Ashley Gallagher, Ginetta Championships Manager added; “We are delighted to have Fraser back in 2016. He is a great person to have around the paddock and has the perfect positive attitude to the weekends, and that’s reflected in the amount of times he was on the podium last season. Now he’s got his first win, you can be sure he’ll be going for plenty more, and he’s certainly one to watch in 2016.”
The Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup will see a change in format for 2016 in order to keep costs to a minimum. The championship will be reduced to eight weekends, and will ‘sit out’ the Thruxton (07/08 May) and Croft (18/19 June) meetings. A testing restriction will also be in place. After the Ginetta Media Day, competitors will only be able to test at championship venues during the official Ginetta pre-event test and the official Friday test before the event.
Broadcast live on ITV4, the opening rounds of the Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup get underway at Brands Hatch on 2/3 April 2016.