McNeilly Tempted By Supercup After Positive Debut

by Simon Paice

Paul McNeilly has expressed his interest in possibly making a full-time entry into the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup next season following a positive debut in the series this past weekend at Silverstone.

McNeilly made his Supercup bow with Fox Motorsport in the Ginetta G55 that took him to seventh in the GT4 class of the British GT Championship this season alongside Jamie Stanley.

His debut came as Ginetta trialled its ‘Pro-Am’ format for the first time, and McNeilly went on to take the first two AM class wins with fourteenth and eleventh place finishes overall.

After enjoying his first taste of Supercup action, McNeilly admits the series is an option he’s considering for 2015 as the future format of the British GT Championship remains under discussion.

“I’ve really enjoyed my debut,” McNeilly told TCF. “It was generally a bit of a test really to see how we got on with the sprint racing and it was brilliant, I really enjoyed it and it’s great to get a couple of trophies.

“I’m quite interested in looking into the Supercup for next season. I think if they decide to split the classes in British GT, then this is definitely an option we’ll look into. We’ll see how things go.”

While McNeilly used the same Ginetta G55 for the weekend that he’s used to compete in British GT this year, the 41 year old says that the changes to the car for Supercup specification make it a different beast to drive, one that he prefers.

“The car is totally different for the Supercup,” he added. “The tyres have a lot more grip, there’s a lot less weight and more aero, so the car is really different to drive than in British GT. It’s how it should be driven though, the car feels awesome in this spec.”

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