Ginetta G40 Junior
Constructed from: 2010, the cars have Ford Zetec engines of 1.80l, producing 100 bhp.
Compete in the Ginetta Junior Championship
The G40 Junior displaced the G20 Junior cars in 2010. Appreciated by entrants for having a consistently accurate base car, the cars ran the same engines as other racing G40's (also referred to as a GT-5 class), but with different (lower) power outputs. Some G40 Junior cars were subsequently re-configured to race in the 'big' class if the driver/team wanted to continue to race in G40's.
The G40 Junior Championship leftdeparted from supporting the BTCC package in 2023, transferring to the British GT fold. It is widely accepted that there is a much greater opportunity for career advancement in the GT/Sports car field than in single-make hot hatches or saloon cars.
Constructed from: 2010, the cars have Ford Zetec engines of 1.80l, producing 140 (later 165) bhp.
Compete in the Ginetta GT5 Challenge
An 'unrestricted' version of the G40, the race cars had 'paddle shift' gear-changes and (initially) smaller race mirrors to differentiate them from the later, more powerful, but also heavier, road-going G40R.
Constructed from: 2011, the cars have Mazda MZR I4 engines of 2.00l, producing 197 bhp.
Ran in the Road-going class of the Ginetta Championship
Road-going/track day G40. Usually the sale included a 'training session' for drivers and the 'preparation team' to maximise 'customer experience'.