NEW DRIVER ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE 2018 GT CUP

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IMG_1232Topcats Racing are delighted to announce that they will be running an exciting new driver and car line up for the 2018 GT Cup.

2017 GT Cup GTA Class co-contenders Mick Mercer and Gary Smith are rejoining the team with their Ginetta G55. However, Mercer will be joining in a managerial capacity and has handed his seat to a deserving young driver, 21 year old James Reveler.

Having successfully learnt his craft in kart championships in his junior years earning several championship titles, focus on his racing career soon moved to F4 but inexperience from both the team and driver made it a difficult transition despite regularly fighting within the top 10. When the series was upscaled to the British F3 Championship the bigger budget meant Reveler couldn’t follow suit.

IMG_1237Reveler made his debut in GT Cup at the last 2 meetings in 2017 where he secured two second places at Donington after being out of racing for 2 years and with no testing! … then 3rd, but due to a track limits infringement and a technicality with the safety car he lost that place, having made up the penalty difference. That was followed by 4th places at Snetterton.

The team hope that this opportunity will give Reveler the foothold he needs having realised his aspirations lay within the GT racing scene.

Reveler will be supported by main sponsor JG Wealth along with Clearview Mortgage Services, Duncan Phillips and The Lawson Practice.

The Ginetta G55 has been rebuilt over the Winter by Topcats Racing and is in the stages of fine tuning and the addition of sponsorship livery ready for testing next Friday before the race. The team have one of the longest GT Endurance racing credentials in the UK. Last year, together with owner driver Neil Huggins in his Lamborghini Gallardo they won the GT Cup GTB Championship and 3rd with their Marcos Mantis GT car which will also be competing again this year.

As always the team will provide all the skill, resources and knowledge to capitalise on such a strong, young and exciting driver line up. We hope that we can give James Reveler and Gary Smith every chance to win the championship this year.

The first round of the GT Cup is on 21st/22nd April at Donington Park.

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