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Preview: Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 SuperCup, Round Two, Donington Park

24th April 2019 • Simon Paice

If the Brands Hatch season opener was anything to go by, in which three thrilling races produced a trio of different race-winners, we’re set for some fantastic racing this weekend at Donington Park in the Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 SuperCup.

Topping the standings at this early stage is Harry King [Elite Motorsport], who starred in tricky conditions in Kent to take a pole position, a race win and two further podium finishes. He heads to Donington Park with fond memories of his maiden GT4 SuperCup win there last year.

Reece Somerfield (Privateer) has the momentum from his best ever weekend in the series with a victory and a podium hat-trick of his own, while 2016 vice-champion Will Burns (Rob Boston Racing) was the other driver to grace the top step of the podium.

Burns’ former BTCC team-mate Mike Epps (Team HARD) is one to watch this weekend after excelling with a podium finish on his debut, while Tom Hibbert (Triple M Motorsport) marked his return to the championship with a top three result of his own.

Ginetta Junior graduate Fin Green (Total Control Racing) and second year contender Carl Shield (AK Motorsport) are sure to be in the battle at the front of the grid, while Ginetta GT5 Challenge graduate Carlito Miracco (Privateer) will make his debut this weekend.

Two absentees meanwhile will be Tom Barley (Team HARD), who is unfortunately nursing a broken wrist, while Simon Rudd (Rob Boston Racing) is celebrating his stag do and will be returning to the grid next time out at Croft in June.

In the Am Class, it was a new face to the championship that shined at Brands Hatch as former British Rallycross champion Nathan Heathcote (Century Motorsport) made a sensational debut in circuit racing with a pair of class victories and the early points advantage.

Fellow debutant Darron Lewis (Team HARD) was another standout performer, having come through in a topsy-turvy opening race to finish second overall and take a class victory. Rising star James Kell (Rob Boston Racing) wasn’t far behind as he also launched his GT4 SuperCup career on a high.

Dan Kirby (Rob Boston Racing), Jack Oliphant (Century Motorsport) and Lee Frost (Declan Jones Racing) also left Brands Hatch with silverware, as did Colin White (CWS Motorsport) who has fantastic form at Donington Park with eight Am Class race wins in the last eleven races there.

To add to that tally though, he’ll need to beat an ultra-competitive class entry that also features the quick quartet of Lucky Khera (Declan Jones Racing), Paul Taylor (Team HARD), Peter Bassill (Century Motorsport), Carl Garnett (AK Motorsport).

The Am Class will be bolstered by the return of Chris Ingram and HHC Motorsport. Ingram previously competed full-time in the championship in 2015 and 2016, recording 22 class podium finishes, while two-time overall champions HHC are back after a season away.

Keep up to date with all the action across the weekend on social media, @GinettaCars.

Weekend Timetable:

Saturday, April 27 – Qualifying, 10:30; Race One, 14:40; Race Two. 17:35

Sunday, April 28 – Race Three, 12:15 (Live on ITV4)