Former Ginetta G50 SuperCup runner up, Rob Gaffney has today confirmed his intentions to make a return to the Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup with his Amigo Motorsport team, following a three year hiatus.
Making the step up from the Ginetta G50 into the Ginetta G55 GT4 car for 2016, the current GT Cup champion’s return to marks a significant step forward for the team, who have rebuilt the business since a fire at their premises in 2013 destroyed their entire motorsport infrastructure.
Racing the Ginetta G55 GT4 car for the first time, the 25 year old is looking to carry on his 2015 success, which saw him take eight wins, 15 podiums and 10 pole positions on the way to the GTA crown in the GT Cup aboard his Ginetta G50.
A long-time customer of Ginetta, Gaffney made 46 starts in the SuperCup’s G50 class between 2011 and 2013, taking four wins and 31 podiums during his time in the series. Moving onto the Ginetta GT5 Challenge in 2014, he finished in an overall sixth place.
Rob Gaffney, driver;“I'm really happy to have a plan in place this early for next season. 2015 has been a great year for us as a team and I'm going to be pushing as hard as I can to give our great sponsors another year to remember in the Michelin GT4 SuperCup. It has always been our plan to return in a G55, and although it's taken us more time than we would have liked, we’re delighted to be back on the grid in 2016.”
Ashley Gallagher, Ginetta Championships Manager; “It’s great to have Rob back in the SuperCup for 2016. He’s been a part of the Ginetta family for a good number of years now, enjoying good results in the G40 and G50 before taking his first car racing title behind the wheel of a Ginetta in 2015 as part of GT Cup. The grid is already looking strong for 2016, so I think we’re in for another fantastic year.”
The Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup will see a change in format for 2016. 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.