Total Control Racing has announced Joachim Ritter as their first driver in the new Ginetta GT Supercup. The 39 year old stays with the team for his third year and will head a pair of Ginetta G55's in the series.

After finishing seventh overall in the 2010 Ginetta G50 Cup, Ritter is looking to move up the grid and challenge for podium finishes and race wins in the revamped championship:

“I'm really happy to have completed a deal to remain with TCR this year, I'm looking forward to racing one of the new G55s and I know the team will do a great job as always”, said the Swiss racer, “We made great progress in 2010 and had podium pace. I want to win for the team and they want to win for me, it's time to capitalise on our partnership!”

TCR team principal Lee Brookes is pleased with Ritter staying at the team: “We're all delighted Joachim is remaining with us for the new season with the brand new G55. He's improved massively over the last couple of years to a point where we now believe he can be a consistent podium threat. It's great for us to have the continuity of working with him again.

TCR are looking ahead to a busy season, with Brookes adding: “Our aim is to run a couple of the G55s this year but we're also welcoming enquiries from drivers interested in running in the G50 class. Alongside the Ginetta programme, we'll be running in the Renault Clio Cup as well and we're continuing to evaluate opportunities in GTs and Britcar.”