Ben Green has expressed his excitement at a planned move into the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup next season, following a season of “dramatic improvements” across his maiden Ginetta Junior Championship campaign.
Green is the first driver to announce his plans to compete in the Supercup, with the 17 year old making the step up after one season in the Ginetta Juniors with his family-run outfit SuperGreen Racing.
With Green turning eighteen in February he will be too old to compete again in the Juniors next season, with himself and the team electing to move up the Ginetta ladder into the Supercup.
“Moving into the Ginetta GT4 Supercup is a big jump for me, but staying on the TOCA package was a massive attraction to us as we have sponsors to promote and this is the best platform to do it from,” Green explained to TCF.
“The Supercup series also features great racing and this is a big attraction to me as a driver. The G55 is a much more sensitive car to set up, but there is a larger adjustment on the setup parts of the cars like dampers, rollbars and springs.
“Next year the SuperGreen team will be expanding in terms of numbers of mechanics and we’re really looking forward to the challenge of the Supercup next year and can’t wait to start testing.”
Under the tutelage of 2014 Supercup vice-champion David Pittard, Green carded five top ten finishes in his maiden Junior season, with his best weekend coming at Croft when he carded ninth and eighth place finishes.
“I feel my first year in the Ginetta Junior Championship went well. It was a steep learning curve as it was my first year in car racing and my first year in a national competition,” he added.
“Overall the year was good, including a few mistakes, but that’s just down to learning so it was expected. My pace improved dramatically towards the end of the year, but I had some bad luck in the last few races and I felt I could have had my best finish at Brands. I improved so much over the season, which makes me even more excited for next year.”