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Ginetta G50 to return to GT4.

The Ginetta G50 will continue to compete in the GT4 class of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship after series organisers SRO reversed a decision to move the car into the GT4 Supersport class for the new season.

The car had been moved into the new Supersport class for 2009, which would have seen it running on treaded tyres against the likes of the KTM X-Bow, but series boss Stephane Ratel used the end of season FIA awards ceremony in Monaco to announce that the decision had been reversed.

It means the G50 will once again be able to go up against cars like the Aston Martin N24 during 2009, while a Ford Mustang has also been entered for the new campaign.

“To continue in GT4 is obviously great news and it's where we wanted to be,” Ginetta's managing director Richard Dean said. “GT4 is a fantastic category with respect to getting started in mixed-marque GT racing.

“Together with the Ginetta G20 and Ginetta Junior range, the G50 has raised the profile of Ginetta – a British sports car company regarded as a high volume sports car manufacturer now accepted in GT4 across Britain and Europe.”

The G50 was the dominant car in GT4 in 2009, with Matt Nicoll-Jones and Stewrt Linn taking the class title for the IMS Motorsport team.


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DSCboy - Unregistered

December 15, 2008 4:46 PM

Hmm, given the number of cars that have been bought with the intention of competingin in GT4 in in the UK, like the Aston and Mustangs that have been in the press recently I think this is going to be extremely unpopular. The Ginetta is too flimsy to carry the necessary weight to slow it to be competitve with the rest of the GT4 field, which are built to a totally different set of rules. So it simply shouldn''t be in there. Guess the SRO panicked that there weren''t enough cars coming out of the woodwork to race in the Championship, but if you get silly decisions like this AFTER people have chosen to invest then its not really a surprise.

Just a Fan - Unregistered

December 16, 2008 12:11 AM

I think the GT4 class is a waste of time... how many GT classes does one need??? GT1 - dying from lack of factory support GT2 - Seems to be the boom class. GT3 - How far can you water down GT2?? Almost road cars with wings. GT4 - For every manufacturer that's to lazy to bolt a wing on their car. GT4SS - for the rest of the posers??? I love sports car racing but I think that's a few too many classes for basically the same layout/design cars



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