Rudd set for GT4 Supercup debut
Rudd set for GT4 Supercup debut

Last week Simon Rudd announced that he wouldn’t be taking part in the GT Cup Championship, but he will be on the grid this coming weekend.

He will be making his debut in the Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 Supercup at his home circuits of Brands Hatch.

Rudd will be racing with the defending champions Rib Boston Racing, as he makes his debut in the series.

Speaking about the changes in plans, a delighted Rudd said: My plans have changed massively. I am delighted with our new plans though – I think it’s the right choice for me!

“I had been speaking to Rob about the possibility of doing some rounds in Supercup. I really didn’t expect to be going to Brands, however, everything seemed to fall into place just nicely.”

Simon is looking forward to getting out on the grid next weekend and show just what he can do behind the wheel of the Ginetta.

He added: “I’m really excited. It’s a huge challenge for me. I haven’t sat in a race car since last November, so I will need to hit the ground running.

He will also come up against his friend and former teammate Tom Barley at the opening round of the season, as Barley also makes his debut in the series.

“We spoke about it at the end of last year but I realistically didn’t expect that we would be doing it! We are both really looking forward to racing against each other.”

Rudd is clearly excited to be getting on the grid with Rob Boston and the team and the reigning champions.

He said: “I am super excited to be joining Rob and the team. Like I mentioned, it’s all come around quickly and as soon as I spoke with Rob he made me feel part of the team. The team’s record speaks for itself so I know I’m in the right place.”

With the deal just being for the opening round at the moment, Simon is hopeful that he can put on a good show and get something more permanent sorted for the rest of the campaign.

He added: “We all know the benefits and exposure being on the BTCC package is, so we are really going to work at getting more partners on-board!”