The Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup arrives at Donington Park this weekend, with both Pro and Am drivers looking to build upon their experiences from the Brands Hatch opener two weeks ago. Ruth Harrison takes a look at the grid.
HHC Motorsport proved to be a force to be reckoned with straight out of the blocks, with their three drivers securing seven of the nine pro class podiums on offer between them. Jamie Orton leads the title charge with two race wins, and is tied on points with teammate Carl Breeze following a trio of second places for the former champion, whilst Will Burns enjoyed two third places at the season opener.
Reece Somerfield made his return to the grid in style with a long-awaited race win in the final encounter of the Brands Hatch weekend. Having being competitive all weekend with a pair of top five finishes, he was marginally helped along by a front row start in the reverse grid draw and is hoping for more of the same at Donington Park this weekend.
Century Motorsport driver Tom Oliphant – who is dovetailing his SuperCup with an entry into British GT – picked up a podium in the first race of the year and is certainly one to watch here, alongside his teammates, former BTCC racer Ollie Jackson and Japanese AM competitor, Osamu Kawashima.
SV Racing will once again field Cape Town based racer Stephen Young and former single seater ace, Mitchell Hale. Whilst the Pro class grid is completed by Amigos Tequila Flavoured Beer sponsored Michael Caine, former Radical ace Bradley Smith, and 2014 Kumho BMW Champion Tom Wrigley.
In the AM class, the aforementioned Osama Kawashima – who picked up a second and third place in class at Brands Hatch – will once again be joined by Ginetta stalwart Colin White who won all three of the AM class encounters, Fraser Robertson who enjoyed two runners up spots and Chris Ingram, who took home two fourth places and a third.
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