Callum Pointon arrives at the penultimate meeting of the Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup with one hand on the championship title. With just six races left on the bill, lets take a look at the lie of the land.
A consistent season gives HHC’s Pointon a 91 point lead over his closest rival Ben Green (Century Motorsport) heading to Silverstone. In order to secure the championship this weekend, Pointon must outscore Green by 18 points over the course of the three races. If Pointon has the perfect weekend (pole, three wins and three fastest laps) he would win the title here by a single point, regardless of anyone else’s result.
There’s still a close fight for second and third in the standings. Green is the most winning driver so far this season, with five victories but he can expect to come under pressure here from George Gamble (Rob Boston Racing) who impressed last weekend with a solid performance.
Keep an eye too on Tom Hibbert (Privateer), Declan Jones and Jack Mitchell (both Rob Boston Racing) who have a pair of wins each and still have 2017 silverware in their sights. Hibbert struggled at Rockingham so will be hoping for more luck here. Jones took pole position and a race win last time out and has really unlocked his pace at the last two events. Mitchell meanwhile has missed six rounds due to his British GT commitments, but currently sixth in the standings, he’s hoping to move into the championship top five here.
As the only other driver to have taken a race win, Carl Boardley (Xentek Motorsport) will be taking on Charlie Ladell (Rob Boston Racing) for seventh overall. He can expect to come under pressure from Seb Perez (Rob Boston Racing) and Reece Somerfield (TCR), the latter made history at Rockingham as the driver with the most starts in Ginetta GT4 SuperCup history. He now has 138 starts, whilst AM driver Colin White has 135.
Completing the Pro grid are Jason Baker (Rob Boston Racing) – who made a real impression after stepping up to the Pro class – and Adam Higgins (Privateer) who returns to the grid after skipping the Rockingham event.
In the Am class, a tough Rockingham for Colin White (CWS 4x4 Spares) has allowed points leader Jac Constable (Xentek Motorsport) to edge out a 73 point advantage heading into the weekend. Constable can win the championship this weekend, but will need to outscore White by a total of 37 points over the course of the three races.
As it stands, Jack Minshaw is in third position and is the only other Am driver to have taken a win this year but he will have a tough couple of races on his hands as Ian Robinson (TCR) and Dan Kirby (Team HARD) both chase after third in the standings.
Completing the grid are Fraser Robertson and David Brooks (both Privateers), Alex Taylor (Xentek Motorsport) and Toby Bearne (Team HARD). The latter joined the grid at Rockingham and impressed on his debut with a fifth and sixth place, so expect to see him chasing down the podium positions this weekend.
With the title battle about to reach its climax in both the Pro and Am classes, there will undoubtedly be a trio of action-packed races this weekend. Make sure you keep up to speed with all the action on Ginetta.com and by following @GinettaCars on Twitter.