Reece Somerfield has today (10 February) announced plans to return to the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup for 2016.
The 27 year old Civil Engineer from Pelsall, West Midlands will once again run as a Privateer in the car which drove him to a race win and two further podiums thoughout 2015. Now, with his sights firmly on a top three championship position, Somerfield is more determined than ever to run at the front.
Since joining the grid in 2012, Somerfield has proven to be a popular character both in the paddock and with spectators. Dubbed ‘simply the vest’ by the ITV4 commentary team thanks to his love for string vests, the leading Privateer and his father Steve will be a welcome return to the BTCC support series.
Reece Somerfield, driver; “You really can’t get better than the Ginetta GT4 SuperCup when it comes to competitive racing. It’s fantastic to be a part of the BTCC support series, and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in the paddock. Last season we had some strong results and just scratched the surface of what we can do, there’s no doubt that in 2016, I will be looking for consistent podiums and aiming to finish inside the championship top three.”
Ashley Gallagher, Ginetta Championships Manager; “It’s great to see Reece coming back again in 2016. He’s a great driver and a fantastic character to have around the paddock. He had some good results last year and I am already looking forward to following his progress this coming season.”
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 (March 22, Brands Hatch), 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. To discuss how you can get on the grid in 2016, call us on 0845 2 10 50 50.