18 SEP 2012

As the Ginetta GT Supercup arrives at Rockingham, the three title contenders will be looking to make the most of Corby’s sweeping circuit in a bid to take one step closer to the championship title.

The title fight has been led from the outset by Tom Sharp (IDL UK), but after a tough weekend at Knockhill where he failed to make it onto the podium, coupled with Carl Breeze’s (TCR) best weekend so far, meant Breeze was able to take a considerable chunk out of Sharp’s once seemingly impassable lead.

Still in the hunt to take his third Ginetta championship in as many years, Tom Ingram (JHR Developments) will be coming back fighting after a startline incident in race three at Knockhill left him out of action.

Away from the main title bid, an impressive outing from Andrew Richardson (Richardson Racing) saw him leapfrog Colin White (CWS) and Hunter Abbott (Century Motorsport) to sit fourth in the standings – although just one point currently separates himself and Abbot.

Elsewhere, Jamie Orton (TCR) will be looking to increase the gap over his nearest rivals Fergus Walkinshaw (Century Motorsport), Marcus Hoggarth (JHR Developments)  and the ever-advancing car of Jake Hill (Tollbar Racing with WIRED) as the trio fight over the final few places in the top 10. Whilst Freddie Hetherington will join the Century Motorsport squad.

In the G50 class, Mark Davies (Richardson Racing) still leads the championship by over 100 points despite missing the final race at Knockhill following his startline incident with Ingram, and although his absence from the restarted G50 grid in Scotland handed an opportunity to Rob Gaffney to bring home maximum points, it was Reece Somerfield (Privateer) who exploited Davies’ absence – bringing home his long-awaited maiden win.

Somerfield’s success puts him just six points adrift of a place in the top three after his nearest rival, James Owen (Sherwood Racing) missed the Scottish outing, whilst Declan Jones (Century Motorsport) landed a further two podiums with a second and third place finish. Also, making his debut here is G50 championship newcomer Harry Cockill (HE Racing).

With the end drawing closer and the championship still undecided, this weekend could be make or break for the challengers – one thing is for sure however, motorsport fans in Corby are in for a trio of exciting Ginetta races this weekend.