David Pittard has announced he will not be competing in the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup this season after being unsuccessful in his attempts to secure the budget required to return to the BTCC support category for a second year.
Pittard enjoyed a stunning maiden Supercup campaign last year with SV Racing, finishing second overall with five race wins and seven other podium finishes to his name.
The 23 year old had been working on a deal over the winter to return to the category with Rob Boston Racing, the eponymous team of 2013 Supercup race-winner Rob Boston who worked closely with Pittard last season.
“This winter has been the toughest yet. With both my major sponsors pulling out during last year due to unrelated circumstances, I was put back to square one over the winter,” explained Pittard.
“We have managed to attract new backers of which I am very grateful for their support however it hasn’t been enough to commit to a full championship winning campaign. I am very disappointed given that we would be championship favourite, but I believe this to be the best decision in the current circumstances.”
Whilst a full campaign in any championship is out of the question now, Pittard is keen to get on track this season and is eyeing appearances across the GT spectrum.
“I will be aiming at one off meeting’s to put me in the market place for the 2016 season. I will be looking into GT Cup, ERS, 24hr Series, British GT, & Blancpain championships,” he added.
“I would like to thank everyone who has tried there hardest to help me put a full season of racing together, however it wasn’t to be. 2015 will be a tough year, however, I will be out in something, at the front and on the podium in something this year!”