Joe Marshall will return to the Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 Supercup championship for a full 2021 campaign with Team HARD. Racing
Multiple Mazda MX5 Superseries race winner Joe Marshall will return to the Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 Supercup championship in 2021 with Team HARD. Racing having competed in the 2020 season with Rob Boston Racing. Marshall, from Cheshire, finished 6th overall in the championships ‘Pro’ category in 2020 securing a career high finish of 4th at Croft, narrowly missing out on the overall podium. Team HARD. Racing have competed in the Supercup for several years but due to the Coronavirus pandemic only competed a bit part season in 2020. Despite 2021 being Marshall’s first with Team HARD. Racing, he is no stranger to the Kent outfit who saw Marshall in action at the team’s annual scholarship at the beginning of 2020.
Tony Gilham, Team HARD. Racing Managing Director commented, “It’s great to have Joe on board with us for a full campaign in the 2021 Supercup series which supports our British Touring Car Programme. Joe had a solid season in 2020 considering he hadn’t turned a wheel in the Ginetta until a week or so before the season opener. To finish the year knocking on the door of the top 5 in the championship is quite some achievement as there are some very established drivers in this series.
“Joe acquitted himself very professionally at our 2020 scholarship, narrowly missing out on the final but leaving a big enough impression on myself and the team to get this deal across the line for 2021. I love the fact that so far in Joe’s racing career it’s been family orientated and that fits our mould perfectly. He’s going to be a great asset to the team.”
Marshall added, “I’m really looking forward to competing in the Ginetta GT4 SuperCup again in 2021 and would like to thank Tony Gillham and Team Hard. Racing for giving me this amazing opportunity, it’s a dream come true. I’d also like to thank my family and our family business, Marshall Accountancy Limited, for all their support with my racing so far and for believing in me. I am going to give this everything I’ve got.
“2020 was a massive learning curve for me, moving from Mazdas to the Ginetta G55. I’d never raced with wets/slicks before and hadn’t been to three of the tracks in my life, so it was a big challenge. I’m hoping to build on that experience in 2021 and aim to achieve as many podiums as I possibly can, something that I didn’t manage in 2020, with my best being P4 at Croft. I believe I’m with the right team to help me reach my goals.”
The Ginetta Supercup series will once again be televised LIVE on ITV4 for the 2021 season giving the championship unrivalled coverage within national motorsport. Marshall is the first driver confirmed to race in the series with Team HARD. Racing but you can expect more to come over the coming months.