GINETTA GT4 SUPERCUP
Last season, Amateur class champion Colin White had very few rivals – only three other drivers regularly competed. This year he’ll face more of a challenge.
The most noticeable difference about the series for 2016 is the rise of the Am class. It seems to be gaining momentum, with the field set to be split almost equally between Pros and Ams – with 10 entries to eight in favour of the Pro category.
“We only launched the Am class properly last year and we expected it would grow over time,” says championship manager Ash Gallagher. “It’s good for us that it’s proving popular and it’s nice the grid will be split as it gives everyone somebody they can race.”
A calendar change to skip the Thruxton and Croft TOCA rounds seems to have helped entice more amateur drivers to the series.
However, the Pro class is not looking quite as healthy. A record grid at the last round of 2015 – when 17 Pros took part – has not transferred into this year.
“There should be 10 or 11 Pro drivers, which is where we expected it to be at,” admits Gallagher.
Gone are last year’s winner Tom Oliphant and series regular frontrunner Carl Breeze. Former Caterham champion Jamie Orton will be the favourite after finishing third last season, while fifth-placed Will Burns and race winner Tom Wrigley will likely be quick too.