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PREVIEW - MICHELIN GINETTA GT4 SUPERCUP BRANDS HATCH

PREVIEW - MICHELIN GINETTA GT4 SUPERCUP BRANDS HATCH

Carl Breeze is arguably the man to beat at round one, as one of the most successful Ginetta drivers in history, the former champion joined the team that defeated him to the title last season, HHC Motorsport, for his fifth successive season in the championship.

Joining Breeze at HHC Motorsport are frontrunners Will Burns and Jamie Orton who finished seventh and eighth respectively in 2014.Burns finished runner up in feeder series, the Ginetta GT5 Challenge in 2012, and the Ginetta G50 Cup in 2013 and is hoping for similar success in 2015.

Century Motorsport will also field a trio of cars, with former British Touring Car Championship driver Ollie Jackson making the move to the BRDC qualifying Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup being joined by 2014 trailblazer Tom Oliphant – who will dovetail his efforts with a season as part of Ginetta factory outfit, Team LNT in a Ginetta G55 GT3 car as part of the British GT.

Completing the Century Motorsport driver line-up will be Japanese racer Osamu Kawashima, who graduates from a full season in the Ginetta GT5 Challenge with the team last year and will contest the new-for-2015 AM class.

Rounding out the AM grid will be championship newcomer Chris Ingram, who joins the Douglas Motorsport team, and Fraser Robertson, who has traded his Ginetta G50 Cup car in for the Ginetta G55 GT4 in a bid to secure the AM championship honours.

A popular character in the paddock and one of the most experienced BTCC support drivers on the grid, having claimed third overall in the 2012 Ginetta G50 Cup, Reece Somerfield returns for his fourth season where he hopes to better his top 10 championship finish from 2014.

Having enjoyed a one-off appearance in at the Brands Hatch finale in 2014, Tom Wrigley is back for a full season campaign following his pair of top 10 race finishes. Tom switched to the series after claiming the 2014 Kumho BMW championship and the former Super One karter is aiming to enjoy much of the same success in 2015.

Late additions come from one of the premier drivers on the British sports car racing scene, Michael Caine, who will be racing in the Amigos branded Ginetta G55 GT4 car with JHR Developments. In addition, BRDC Rising Star and four-time Radical champion Bradley Smith who will run with family team, Mectech Motorsport.

Completing the grid are series newcomer Mitchell Hale and returning driver Colin White, whilst SV Racing have signed up Stephen Young, from Cape Town, and former British Touring Car Championship competitor, Jack Clarke. For all the action and behind-the-scenes insights, follow @GinettaCars on Twitter.