Ginetta added to B12hr field
A NEW ENTRY will add further competition to the Repco Bathurst 12 Hour’s GT4 class this week.
The late entry of a Ginetta G55 GT4 car by Mark Griffith’s Nineteen Corp team will add to the class competition which includes Griffth’s Mercedes-AMG GT4 and a pair of McLaren Artura GT4s entered by new team, Method Motorsport.
The Ginetta will be driven by British drivers Colin White and Owen Hizzey and locals Paul Buccini and Aaron Zerefos, with support from Ginetta, Griffith Corporation, Buccini Transport, Fiji Water, UK Red, Scuderia Graziani and OHR.
White is one of the most experienced and successful Ginetta drivers representing the brand, having raced for the brand since 2009 and claiming four class titles aboard Ginetta machinery.
Young-gun Owen Hizzey is a rising star of British motorsport with prior success in the Britcar Endurance Championship and one-make Ginetta competition.
Zerefos, the son of former Bathurst 12 Hour racer Jim, has multiple Bathurst 12 Hour starts to his credit in a variety of machinery, while Buccini is a noted Australian Production Car racer and operates his own multi-car team that competes in the domestic series and the Bathurst 6 Hour.
A long-term supporter of Australia’s International enduro, Griffth’s squad will field the two cars this year with the man himself to be joined by British Mercedes-AMG ace Adam Christoudolou and Daniel Bilski aboard his own entry.
The UK-based Ginetta brand is one of the most recognizable in GT competition throughout Europe and has been building racing cars since the late 1950s.
Their GT4 cars have been a staple of the 12-Hour and local GT competition as the class grows in Australia.
Practice commences this Friday at Mount Panorama, following the annual Track to Town parade on Thursday.
Action this weekend will be broadcast live on Fox Sports, Kayo and the Seven Network around Australia.