Two In, Two Out For G50’s At Oulton Park


Max Coates Is One Of Those Missing The Oulton Park Rounds - Photo Credit: Stuart Paice

 

A couple of familiar faces in the G50 class of the 2012 Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup will be missing from action when the series returns from its spring break at Oulton Park this weekend.

Max Coates and Louise Richardson, both race-winners this season already, have announced they are unable to race in Cheshire due to lack of funds. Redbrick Racing’s Coates currently sits third in the G50 championship after taking four wins in the opening nine races, including a sensational triple victory at Donington Park, whilst Richardson took her maiden G50 win last time out at Thruxton and lies fourth in class for Richardson Racing.

There are two new drivers joining the G50 grid for the weekend however, with Ginetta Junior graduate Declan Jones making his debut and Irishman Connaire Finn making a return to the series. 16 year old Jones is making his first appearance with Century Motorsport, while Finn returns for the first time since Knockhill last season, having competed in half of 2011's races.

  • Lee

    This is a real blow to the series – Louise and Max are two of the better drivers, certainly two of the more exciting drivers. 

    Perhaps Ginetta need a price re-think.  I’ve heard a few teams say that the racing is costing much more than they had planned for and it would be terrible if they ended up in the same pickle as Formula Renault UK