Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup Preview : Oulton Park

Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup Preview : Oulton Park

As the proving ground for BTCC stars such as Adam Morgan and Tom Ingram the Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup offers a pair of unmissable races at Oulton Park, as the competitive field navigate their V6 powered machines around the Cheshire Circuit. 

Carl Breeze knocked his HHC Motorsport teammate Jamie Orton off the top of the championship table at Thruxton, after the former champion enjoyed an almost perfect weekend with a pole position and two wins.

Expect Orton to come back fighting this weekend, with a trio of both wins and runners up spots he certainly is one to watch here. Equally, their HHC teammate Will Burns will be putting pedal to the metal as he chases down that as-yet illusive maiden win, one he narrowly missed out on at Thruxton.

Denying Burns the win was Amigos Tequila Flavoured Beer-backed Michael Caine who translated a pole position start into an eventual debut win for the JHR Developments team. The fly in the quartet’s ointment throughout has been Century Motorsport’s Tom Oliphant , who has picked up a win and additional three podiums thus far.

Just outside the top five, Brands Hatch race winner Reece Somerfield (Privateer) has found himself enjoying much TV time this season as he fights with former BTCC racer Ollie Jackson (Century) and Radical Champion Bradley Smith (Mectech).

Having joined the championship for 2015, Tom Wrigley will switch from running as a Privateer to join Rob Boston Racing for Oulton Park, with the former Kumho BMW champion having already shown promise over his inaugural three meetings, regularly dicing with SV Racing’s Mitchell Hale, with the pair providing many edge-of-your-seat moves between them.

Joining the grid for the first time will be current Ginetta GT5 Challenge contender Callum Pointon, who will pilot TCR’s Ginetta G55 GT4.

Six drivers will contest the new-for-2015 AM class, with series leader Colin White (CWS 4X4 Spares) looking to extend his advantage over Century Motorsport’s Osamu Kawashima. The two drivers are the only competitors to have taken a win so far this year, but you can be sure Fraser Robertson (Privateer) will have his sights set on the top step this weekend.

Chris Ingram (Douglas Motorsport) will be back on the grid after missing the Thruxton round, whilst British GT contender Ade Barwick will make his SuperCup debut with Optimum Motorsport. Plus Connaire Finn and championship newcomer Paul Monahon will make the trip from Ireland to complete the grid ahead of the two races.