Jordan Stilp says he feels instantly at home in the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup after taking a fourth place finish in his debut race at Silverstone.
After bringing his three year spell in the Renault UK Clio Cup to an end last month, Stilp made a return to his rear wheel drive roots with a late deal for the Supercup this weekend with Rob Boston Racing.
Reunited with the team that ran him to much success in Mazda MX5 racing prior to his Clio spell, Stilp was instantly on the pace at Silverstone with the second fastest time in Friday practice.
Converting that into fifth in qualifying, Stilp bounced back from a slow launch off the line to get into the top five early in the opening race, before coming out on top of a duel with Ollie Jackson to kick off his Supercup tenure with a top four finish.
“I’m really enjoying the Supercup. It’s back to rear wheel drive where it all began for me, and with Rob Boston too who I started my career with five years ago,” Stilp told TCF.
“The G55 is a fantastic car to drive and Ginetta have put a great championship together. After ending the Clios halfway through the year, I couldn’t be more pleased to get back on track this way really, it’s really good to be battling at the front, and maybe it’s the move I should have done a long time ago.”
Stilp feels he’s adapted quickly to the Ginetta G55 GT4, and the different style of racing that comes in sportscars over tin-tops.
“The cars aren’t too difficult to get used to I didn’t think, it’s just the aero and the power that I needed to get my head around, in terms of getting the best out of my tyres and maintaining them,” he explained.
“We’re naturally getting better and better every time we go out on the track. The racing is a bit different to the Clios, but everyone still races closely and aren’t afraid to touch, and there’s some great drivers on the grid.”
Stilp admits a return to the grid for the season finale at Brands Hatch next month is unlikely, but says he is fully focused on getting a deal together to compete in the series full-time in 2016.
“We’re not too sure about Brands Hatch at the moment, we need to work on getting the money together for that one and hopefully another strong result in race two this weekend can help,” he concluded.
“I really want to compete in this championship next season. Rear wheel drive is what I’ve been brought up with, I think I’ll really enjoy it so hopefully we can be on the grid.”