Pepe Massot is hoping for a successful start to his Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup championship challenge this weekend during the opening rounds of the year at Brands Hatch.
The Spaniard heads into the season as one of the undoubted front-runners, having won two races in the first six races last season, before adding seven other podiums to finish the year fifth overall.
Massot returns to the championship with reigning champions JHR Developments, having contested the final few races of the 2013 season with them, and the 18 year old goes into only his third-season of car-racing aiming to defend the title for them.
After getting to grips with the GT4 changes to his Ginetta G55 over the winter, the Simula Racing-backed driver is hoping to start the year with some podium finishes this weekend.
“We’ve been working really hard to prepare as well as possible for the new season, the guys at JHR are great and I’m sure we’re going to have a really strong year,” said Massot. “The Supercup is a strong championship, with a lot of experienced guys at the front, so it will be a very tough season.
“My mechanics Liam and Jamie, and engineer Nick Hart, have done a fantastic job with my car and we have a really competitive package. It’s going to be a big weekend for Liam, he and his partner are expecting a baby so hopefully we can be on the podium at Brands to help celebrate!”
As well as testing his G55 during pre-season, Massot has also been getting his first taste of single-seater machinery over the winter, with the Sheffield-based racer holding a desire to make a move across to open-wheel racing in the future.
“We need more sponsorship if we are going to try and move into single-seaters, we worked hard on that but the budget we need is really big and we couldn’t make it happen this year,” he added. “My focus for now, though, is on the Ginetta GT4 SuperCup and aiming to do as well as we can.”