FIX AUTO UK-SPONSORED JAC CONSTABLE SECURES GINETTA GT4 SUPERCUP CHAMPIONSHIP WIN
Fix Auto UK-sponsored racing driver Jac Constable has won the 2017 Ginetta GT4 SuperCup AM Class Championship after a successful final weekend of the championship at Brands Hatch.
The 19-year-old needed two second place podium finishes from the three-race event to secure his championship victory and he duly delivered with two impressive drives. Jac managed to stay out of trouble and finish second in the first two races of the weekend, closely behind his nearest rival Colin White, to secure the overall AM Class title in this, his debut season.
With the championship secured and with nothing to lose, Jac went into the third and final race of the season determined to compete head-on with the PRO class racers. All was going well and he was pushing up through the field in the televised race when, on the sixth lap, he was shunted off and finished in the gravel trap.
Commenting on his Championship victory Jac said: “It is the best feeling in the world. I can’t quite believe it. 2017 is my first Ginetta GT4 SuperCup AM Class Championship season and I never thought for a second when we started the year I’d be in the running for the title, let alone win it. It’s been a terrific year and the team and sponsors behind me have been absolutely fantastic. I couldn’t be happier.”
He added: “I’m a racer, it’s what I do and I race to win. But, for once I had to play it a safe going into the first two races of the weekend. Once I knew the championship was ours, I went for it in the final race with a point to prove against the Pros. What I didn’t bank on was being shunted off, but that’s racing.”
Ian Pugh of Fix Auto UK, said: “When we agreed to support Jac, we did so confident that we were backing a winner and he has certainly delivered. We congratulate him and his team for a tremendously exciting and successful season.”
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