Aleksander Schjerpen has described the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup as “totally different to what I’m used to” and “fun” after making his maiden appearance in the category at Silverstone last weekend.
Schjerpen joined the series for the meeting with Century Motorsport, the team he took two GT4 class podiums with in the British GT Championship alongside Morten Dons.
The Norwegian racer battled in the midfield throughout his maiden Supercup outing, posting thirteenth and twelfth place finishes in the two races.
While the sprint style racing was new to Schjerpen, he told The Checkered Flag it was a format he enjoyed.
“It’s totally different to the British GT which I’m used to, but it’s fun,” said the 22 year old.
“I was learning out there in every session, and while I wasn’t the quickest, we kept finding time every time we went out on track.”
As well as the style of racing, the other main change Schjerpen had to adapt to was his Ginetta G55 GT4.
While it was the same base car he used in British GT, the changes to put it into Supercup specification made it a totally different driving experience.
“You can really feel the aero compared to the British GT spec, it helps a lot going into the corners, and also it’s a lighter car so you can go into the corners with more speed, and you can brake later and brake less,” he explained.
“It’s the complete opposite to what I’ve done all season and it took a bit of time to get used to, but once I did it was really good.”
While Schjerpen mentioned that the option was open for him to return to the series for the Brands Hatch finale next weekend, he added that a full-time entry next season is unlikely with his focus on returning to the British GT championship.
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