Ginetta have unveiled the new Ginetta GT Supercup, which will replace the successful G50 Cup on the British Touring Car Championship support package for 2011.

The series, which like the G50 Cup will be supported by French tyre company Michelin, will cater for both the G50 and its new sister car the G55. There will be separate classes for the two cars, with their own points classification and podiums, just like many existing GT competitions.

The Ginetta G55 will be launched at the Autosport International on January 13th. It will feature a 3.7 litre Ford engine, producing 370bhp, 70 more than the G50. The retail price for the car has been set at £75,000.

Teams running the current G50 will be able to upgrade to a G55 for £25,000. Entry fees for the new Ginetta GT Supercup will be:

·        £9,750 + VAT for a G50  

·        £11,750 + VAT for the G55

Ginetta Boss Lawrence Tomlinson said: “The G50 has dominated GT4 since its launch 2 years ago and proved itself as a real stepping stone into the GT4 arena. By introducing the G55 into the new Ginetta GT Supercup, I want to broaden Ginetta’s offering to all drivers expanding our career ladder even further and highlight a real route into GT3 – whilst still providing an affordable way to enjoy top level racing.”

The Ginetta G50 Cup has been supporting the BTCC since 2009. Frank Wrathall won the title in 2010, and will step up to the BTCC in 2011.

Anyone wanting more information on how to enter the Ginetta GT Supercup should contact Stewart Linn on 0113 3854165 or Simon Finnis on 0113 3854148.