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Preview: 2022 Ginetta GT4 SuperCup – Knockhill

24th July 2022 • Simon Paice

Following a seven week summer break, the Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 SuperCup makes an exciting return to the track this weekend at Knockhill with James Kellett looking to make championship history.

Kellett (Rosland Gold Racing by Century Motorsport) has enjoyed a sensational start to the season in the new-for-2022 Ginetta G56 GT4, winning all five races across the opening events at Brands Hatch and Oulton Park. If he can win the first two races this weekend, he’ll break the record for the most consecutive victories in the championship, set by Tom Sharp in 2011.

Aston Millar (DTO Motorsport) leads the chasing pack of drivers determined to end Kellett’s winning streak. The reigning Ginetta Junior champion has adapted superbly to his G56 GT4, with a fantastic start to his maiden campaign seeing him finish on the podium in every race.

Other race win contenders include the experienced Reece Somerfield (Breakell Racing), who came just one corner away from taking a win at Oulton Park, and two drivers who opened their podium accounts for 2022 that weekend, Tom Emson (Elite Motorsport) and Scotland’s own Henry Dawes (Century Motorsport).

Wes Pearce (Breakell Racing) heads into the weekend at the top of the G56 Am standings, with a double Oulton Park win making it three for the season, while Darren Leung (Assetto Motorsport) has taken the other class wins on offer so far.

Four-time Ginetta class champion Colin White (CWS Racing) is one to watch this weekend having taken 11 class wins in the last 13 GT4 SuperCup races at Knockhill, with Mike Brown (Ultimate Speed Racing) also targeting a first win of the year.

Alongside the new V8 powered G56’s, the championship is also continuing to run the G55 GT4 model this season. In the G55 Pro class, Luke Reade (Wolf Motorsport) lead the standings with three victories to his name, though double victor Blake Angliss (Rosland Gold Racing by Century Motorsport) is close behind.

James Taylor (Team HARD) will be aiming to complete a Ginetta podium hat-trick at Knockhill, having previous finished on the podium there in both the Juniors and GT5 Challenge. Conner Garlick (Xentek Motorsport) and Nick Halstead (Fox Motorsport), the latter in high spirits after enjoying a maiden British GT win this past weekend, have also picked up silverware this year.

Ian Duggan (Fox Motorsport) currently leads the way in G56 Am meanwhile, having joined Pearce and Reade in scoring three class wins so far. Daniel Morris (Simon Green Motorsport) is another race-winner lining up on the grid this weekend.

James Townsend (Fox Motorsport) is a contender for a maiden win, having impressed with the class pole position and two podiums in the Brands Hatch season opener. Garry Townsend (Assetto Motorsport) and Luke Warr (Race Car Consultants) will benefit from the experience of racing in Scotland in the GT4 SuperCup last year, while Sam Callahan (Breakell Racing) makes a welcome return to the grid.

Follow the action across the weekend on social media, @GinettaCars.

 

Weekend Timetable:

Saturday 30 July – Qualifying, 11:45; Race One, 16:50

Sunday 31 July – Race Two, 10:55; Race Three, 16:20 (Live on ITV4)


Live timing and results across the weekend: https://www.tsl-timing.com/event/223003