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Brands Hatch Preview – Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup

The Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup arrives at Brands Hatch with both the Pro and Am championship titles still up for grabs.

In the Pro class, Callum Pointon is sitting pretty with an 82-point lead and only 109 points up for grabs in Kent. A consistent season which has seen him finish every single race thus far with podium results in 14 of the 20 races has earned him the advantage over his rivals. 

Hoping to dethrone Pointon at the final hurdle is Ben Green. He’s had more wins than anyone else this season with six, as well as an additional four podiums. However, a handful of poor results leaves him with work to do if he’s going to take the championship.

Also in with an outside chance of the championship (but a real challenge for second overall) is George Gamble. He took a pair of wins at Brands Hatch in the opening round of the season, but failed to stand on the top step again until Silverstone last time out. He’s only 19 points behind Green, so expect a challenge here.

The fly in the top three’s ointment are Tom Hibbert, Dec Jones, Jack Mitchell and Charlie Ladell. Although they can no longer win the title, the foursome could play a key part in who does. Each have a shot at finishing second or third, and will be throwing everything they’ve got to pick up these final, crucial, points.

Jason Baker continues to impress after stepping up to the Pro class during the Rockingham meeting. He qualified fourth and will be one to keep an eye on at the sharp end along with Carl Boardley. Completing the Pro grid are Reece Somerfield,  Adam Higgins and Seb Perez; the trio will be keen to pick up their first bit of silverware before the season draws to a close.

In the Am class, Jac Constable has a 50-point lead over twice-champion Colin White. The points leader has 13 race wins to White’s six, but a DNF at Rockingham last time out has kept the title fight alive. Although Jack Minshaw can’t take the title, he has an outside chance of finishing second if White has a troubled weekend.

Outside the current top three, Ian Robinson can mathematically still take third in the standings, whilst Dan Kirby, Alex Taylor and Dave Brooks fight it out for the remaining places inside the championship top five.  Completing the grid are Toby Bearne and Paul Taylor who have enjoyed part-seasons in the series.

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