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Char­lie East­wood

The 2016/17 Schol­ar­ship driver has adapted quickly from sin­gle-seaters and has caught team-mate Cam­mish’s at­ten­tion. “I’ve been on the pace in test­ing,” says East­wood. “Dan is a great bench­mark. We bounce off each other well. The goal is to win the rookie ti­tle this year, but there’s some tough com­pe­ti­tion so I need to bring my A-game.”

Dino Zam­par­elli

The for­mer GP3 driver had a tough rookie sea­son in 2015, but a late switch to GT Mar­ques made a dif­fer­ence and he be­came the only driver to twice beat Cam­mish. Now he’s back again with the team. Cam­mish feels that Dino will have a point to prove af­ter last year’s dis­ap­point­ing start to the cam­paign.

Tom Sharp

Last year’s rookie class cham­pion was boosted by beat­ing Cam­mish in the fi­nal race. “I sur­passed all ex­pec­ta­tions,” says Sharp. “Win­ning a race gives me more con­fi­dence. The tar­get is to be top three at the end of the sea­son, and hope­fully even higher!” Sharp does lack a team­mate at his IDL squad to push the team on.

Tom Oliphant

Oliphant is the reign­ing Ginetta GT4 Su­per­cup cham­pion but the Red­line driver doesn’t feel that’s an ad­van­tage. “You have to let go of all the suc­cess you had as it’s a dif­fer­ent class,” he says. “My aim is the ti­tle but if Dan wins, who­ever comes sec­ond to him will al­most get the accolade of win­ning it.”

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