2012 was another exciting year for Tracktive. It was to be our first year in the Ginetta Supercup with the young up and coming driver Max Coates. The Ginetta supercup runs on the same weekend as the BTCC so was great to be involved in and as well as the massive crowds that come to the events the racing has some of the most tightly fort battles in any area of motorsport with amazing drivers all hoping to get a seat in touring cars for the following season.
Our Ginetta G50 was proving it be a quick car from the testing we had done and with Max stepping up from a Gineeta G40 the partnership would prove to be winning formula.
With 27 races on the calendar it was always going to be a struggle for Max to compete finically without major sponsorship on board so it was decide that we would only compete in 12 of the 27 races. With both ourselves new to the championship and Max never have driven the car before intial practice the fact we managed to get on the top step of the podium 5 times in our 12 races was an amazing feeling not to mention 2nd and 3rd we also bagged. In such a competitive environment the results had the team buzzing for more and if Max manages to get more sponsors involved we will surly be competing again this time with the more powerful G55 Ginetta!!
Robin Duxbury and Redbrick racing had World Time Attack in his sights and decided to make the massive journey all the way to Sydney Australia. This was going to be a very challenging event with the worlds best Time Attack cars all competing on the same track in one weekend. Competing against the best is what we love to do here at Tracktive so being ask to run the car over there was something we jumped at.
Robin had decided to step down as driver and let the more experienced Garth Loydd take the wheel and try and steer the 800bhp Evo around the Easten Creek Circuit. This was never going to be an easy event and with limited testing, traveling for 24hours and constantly changing track conditions it was far less than perfect for the team.
We battled on for the 5 days we where there but with 2 front splitters braking on the massively high speed start straight and struggling to get to grip (pardon the pun) with a tyre that isn’t available in the UK the Team only managed to position 12. defiantly not the result we wanted but we did learn a lot and enjoyed every minute of the event. Hopefully we’ll get a chance to go back and get ourselves on that podium!!