THRUXTON PREVIEW : Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup

THRUXTON PREVIEW : Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup

The Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup arrives at the UK’s fastest circuit with a grid of V6 powered Ginetta G55 GT4 cars, and with both PRO and AM drivers, everyone will be looking to make their mark in Hampshire.

HHC Motorsport are arguably the team to beat at Thruxton, having had at least two of their drivers on the podium in every race run so far. Jamie Orton leads the way for the team having qualified on pole position at both Brands Hatch and Donington Park and picking up three race wins and a further two runner’s up spots in the opening six races.

2012 champion Carl Breeze is hot on the heels of his teammate however, with his experience behind the wheel of the Ginetta G55 guiding him to five podium finishes, with one overall win. Completing the squad is young hotshot Will Burns who is yet to pick up his first race win, but is certainly on track for maximum points sooner rather than later.

Splitting the HHC boys in the championship standings is Century Motorsport driver Tom Oliphant, who has consistently finished inside the top four and claimed the first win of the weekend at Donington Park three weeks ago. His teammate Osamu Kawashima meanwhile, is currently tied for second in in the AM class following his maiden Ginetta class win last time out. The pair are joined at Century Motorsport by former BTCC racer Ollie Jackson.

As the only other driver to have won a race so far this year, Reece Somerfield will be one to keep your eye on here, as is Amigos Tequila Flavoured Beer backed Michael Caine (JHR Developments) who will be hoping to improve on the third place he picked up in race three at Donington Park.

SV Racing will be back with fielding Mitchell Hale, whilst Mechtech racer Bradley Smith is hoping to continue with his ever-improving results against rival Tom Wrigley. In the AM class, Colin White (CWS) is sitting pretty at the top of the leader board having won all but one race so far this season, whilst Fraser Robertson (Privateer) is still chasing down that illusive win, finishing runner up in four of the six encounters.

Completing the grid for a one-off weekend is Team LNT’s Ginetta-Nissan LMP3 driver and winner of the 2014 GT Academy competition, Gaëtan Paletou, who will run with the Douglas Motorsport squad.

With three action-packed races set for the weekend and incredibly close racing throughout the field, make sure you never miss a minute of the action both on and off track by following @GinettaCars on Twitter.