Jack Clarke has left the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup almost as quickly as he entered it, the former BTCC racer’s slot in the SV Racing awning being taken by former British GT champion Bradley Ellis this weekend at Donington Park.
Clarke was officially announced to be competing in the Supercup in the week leading up to the opening rounds at Brands Hatch. The John Crabbies & Co-backed racer struggled in Kent over Easter Weekend, carding thirteenth and tenth places finishes alongside a retirement.
SV Racing have now confirmed that Clarke has withdrawn from the championship, with 2007 British GT champion Ellis stepping into his Ginetta G55 for Rounds Four, Five and Six at Donington this weekend.
While Ellis has never previously competed in the Supercup, the 27 year old currently campaigns a Ginetta G55 GT4 in British GT, securing two class wins and third in the standings last year with Twisted Team Parker.
“I’ve known Bradley (Ellis) for many years and always wanted work with him,” said SV Racing director Danny Buxton.
“He brings a wealth of experience with him and he was the obvious choice when the slot became available, and I am really looking forward to working with him.”
“I have not set myself any targets for this weekend, as the main objective is to help Danny progress with his Ginetta campaign,” added Ellis.
“I’m certainly up against some stiff competition in the GT4 Supercup, so it’s going to be a tough job up against guys who have been racing in the series for a long time, but hopefully I can get out there and score some solid points for SVR.”