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PREVIEW : Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup

PREVIEW : Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup

Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup championship leader Tom Oliphant is aiming to return to his winning ways at Silverstone as the Century Motorsport driver looks to once again extend his advantage at the top of the championship table.

A pair of lights-to-flag victories for HHC Motorsport’s Breeze at Rockingham narrowed the point’s deficit to the championship leader from 59 to 35 points - after dropped scores – thus making it likely the title decider will go down to the next event at Brands Hatch.

Breeze leapfrogged teammate Jamie Orton to move into second overall. Meanwhile, Orton’s biggest threat will come from his HHC stablemate Will Burns, who has been looking incredibly racy over the past few meetings and currently sits on a run of five consecutive podium results.

The only other drivers to have taken a win are Reece Somerfield (Privateer), Tom Wrigley (Rob Boston Racing) and Bradley Smith (Mectech) with the trio having shown fine form already this season and promising to make further visits to the podium before the season is out.

Narrowly missing out on his second podium of the year, Ollie Jackson (Century Motorsport) will need to keep his eye out for returning racer Callum Pointon (TCR), who wrapped up his season in the Ginetta GT5 Challenge two weeks ago.

Also graduating from the Ginetta GT5 Challenge is Ryan Hadfield (R & J Motorsport), he will be joined on the grid by championship returnee David Pittard (Privateer) and other championship newcomers Matthew Simmons from Australia (Privateer), as well as Jordan Stilp (Privateer), who switches from the Clio Cup.

Michael Caine will sit out the Silverstone round due to a recurring injury, and will be replaced in the JHR Developments-run Amigos Tequila Flavoured Beer car by Stefan Hodgetts.

In the Am class, Fraser Robertson (Privateer) took a long-awaited maiden victory at Rockingham, but expect the closest on-track fight to be between Osamu Kawashima (Century Motorsport) and Colin White (CWS 4x4 Spares), who are currently at loggerheads over the class title.

Returning to the grid after two weekends away is Chris Ingram (Douglas Motorsport). He be joined by Connaire Finn (Privateer), whilst the pair will be joined in the Am class by British GT convert Graham Johnson (Optimum Motorsport).

With just two races here rather than the usual weekend line-up of three, it’s going to be action from the second the lights go out at Silverstone. To keep track of the action live from your phone, follow @Ginettacars on Twitter.