Assetto Motorsport will debut the Ginetta G56 GT4 , the successor to the Ginetta G50 and G55 which recorded 75 GT4 victories between 2008 and 2018, in the 2021 Intelligent Money British GT Championship which gets underway on May 22 – 23 at Brands Hatch
Mark Sansom and factory driver Charlie Robertson will pilot the Assetto entry, Sansom having spent 2020 contesting the G40 cup with Jim Edwards’ squad. The Hertfordshire-based driver is looking forward to graduating to the premier domestic GT series in 2021.
“I’m thrilled at the prospect of contesting British GT in the Assetto Motorsport Ginetta G56.” said Sansom. “After a couple of seasons in close and competitive Ginetta racing, I feel ready to make the step up.
“I’m also delighted to be partnering Ginetta factory driver and LMP1 Le Mans racer Charlie Robertson. No one knows the new Ginetta better than Charlie and he is of course massively quick, so I’ll be learning all I can from him and giving it absolutely everything to ensure we form a strong pairing. I can’t wait to get going.”
Charlie Robertson is excited at the opportunity to demonstrate the capabilities of the Ginetta G56 on a national stage.
“I’m really looking forward to working with Mark and Assetto Motorsport as they both make the step up into endurance racing,” said Roberston who, along with teammates Michael Simpson and Leo Roussell, drove the #5 CEFC TRSM Ginetta G60 LT-P1 at the 2018 running of the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans. “I worked with the team last season, have also tested with them and the G56 this year and have no doubt that we will be a force to be reckoned with.”
Spectators will finally be welcomed back to the Intelligent Money British GT Championship which gets underway at Brands Hatch on May 22 – 23 but must purchase tickets in advance.