The British firm Ginetta Cars is delighted to join the Ultimate Cup Series and offer the Ultimate Ginetta Cup (UGC) for the launch of this new class in 2019.
Open to all variants of the Ginetta G55, the UGC is included in the races of the GT Ultimate Cup Series Challenge, reserved only for cars in the GT category.
Competitors and drivers of Ginetta G55 registered in the UGC, are offered the opportunity to compete against each other but also to participate in the UGTX class.
The UGC focuses on endurance racing, providing teams and drivers with numerous tests, long races and good value for money.
A typical race weekend format will include free practice, qualifying and a 4 hour race. In total, at each event, UGC offers between 7h30min and 8h30min driving time, divided between 2 or 3 drivers.
Interview with Mike Simpson, one of the Ginetta Cars factory drivers, says,
“Ginetta is really excited to be working with the Ultimate Cup Series to offer the UGC to our G55 customers around the world. Ginetta is one of the largest producers of GT racing cars since its inauguration in 2007 and, with the support of Ultimate Cup Series and their partners, we are looking forward to developing and expanding racing opportunities for our customers.”
The UGC is a European Championship visiting iconic circuits according to the schedule below :
March 22-23: Estoril in Portugal
April 26-29: Dijon, France
May 24-26: Slovakia Ring Slovakia
June 28-30: Mugello in Italy
September 27-29: Valencia in Spain
October 18-20: Magny Cours in France
November 1-3: Paul Ricard in France
There are no specific entry fees for the Ultimate Ginetta Challenge.
Supported by APR, Michelin and Motul, the Ultimate Cup Series offers Ginetta cars the same entry fee as the other competitors of the UGTX class, which are:
Registration race by race: 3.500 € HT
Registration season – 7 races : 21,000 € HT
Depending on the overall standings of the UGTX category with other competitors (not including Ginettas), a Ginetta team can also win the UGTX category at the end of the season and will be awarded the entry fee for the 2020 season.
Prices RACE BY RACE
Ginetta will offer credit notes (VAT) on the APR bills (Auvergne Tyres Racing) to the winning Ginetta teams (minimum 5 entries)
1: € 800 – 2nd: € 500 – 3rd: 300 €
Source : https://endurance24.fr/matthieu-valette-en-essais-au-volant-dune-mitjet-st-avec-les-pneus-michelin/