As a BRDC qualifying championship with clear progression into global GT4 racing, the Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup never fails to entertain the crowds with its bumper-to-bumper action right through the grid. Ruth Harrison looks at this weekend’s contenders.
Championship leader Carl Breeze arrives at his home circuit of Snetterton in full control of the Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup after securing podiums in 11 of the 14 races run so far. As part of the dominant HHC Motorsport squad, it’s no surprise to see Jamie Orton becoming the main fly in teammate Breeze’s ointment, with the pair having taken four wins each already this year.
Although the third driver at HHC Motorsport, Will Burns, looked strong in the early stages, a run of bad luck has seen Century Motorsport’s Tom Oliphant move into a relatively strong third position with a trio of wins and nine podium results.
Keeping the top three honest throughout the year has been JHR Developments driver Michael Caine in his Amigos Tequila Flavoured Beer liveried car. Although he’s only taken one win, eight top five results have been enough to ensure he is consistently at the sharp end.
Just outside of the championship top five is Brands Hatch race winner Reece Somerfield. Adding a second place result to his scorecard at Croft, he has the potential to claim more silverware but will face stiff competition from Tom Wrigley, who celebrated his first top six finish of the year last time out.
Following his maiden victory at Croft, Mectech Motorsport’s Bradley Smith has high hopes for the latter half of the season, whilst fellow debutant to the podium Ollie Jackson will also be looking to score some valuable points in his Century Motorsport run car.
In the AM class, Osamu Kawashima claimed the series lead at Croft with a trio of wins for Century Motorsport. The result was perhaps helped by the absence of former leader Colin White, who opted to skip the North Yorkshire meeting and will be looking for a healthy points haul here.
Third in class is Fraser Robertson who is eager to secure his first race win to add to the nine podium’s he has already enjoyed thus far. He will face off against Douglas Motorsport’s Chris Ingram and the returning
Optimum Motorsport make a welcome return to the paddock with Ade Barwick making his second appearance of the season in the AM class, having picked up a win and a second place at Oulton Park. He will be joined at the team by series newcomer Flick Haigh and Will Moore – who made his SuperCup debut at Silverstone last season.
With three races on the cards and a packed grid of V6 muscle, the Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup promises no end of action throughout the grid. To keep track of the action live from your phone, follow @Ginettacars on Twitter.