2022 Ginetta Preview: Brands Hatch

Millers Oils Ginetta racing cars on the track

The 2022 Ginetta season is set for a thrilling conclusion this weekend (08/09 October), with five champions set to be crowned across the Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 SuperCup and Ginetta Junior Championship during the season finale at Brands Hatch.

The Kent venue’s world-famous Grand Prix circuit, a favourite for many drivers in the paddock, will play host to six races across the two Ginetta championships. In what’s going to be the last ever outing for the GT4 SuperCup, it’s James Kellett who is on course to secure overall title glory.

Kellett has been the driver to beat throughout the season, breaking the championship record for the most wins in a single season after taking his tally to 13 with a double success at Silverstone last time out. Those results mean he now has an almost unassailable 85 point championship lead.

Tom Emson also scored a pair of wins at Silverstone to keep his title hopes alive, but it’s likely his focus will be cementing the runners-up spot from Aston Millar. Reece Somerfield, one of the mainstays of the GT4 SuperCup with more than 230 starts, will be another race win contender.

In the G56 Am class, Wes Pearce is on course to win the class title having impressively finished off the podium just once in 17 races so far this season, however Darren Leung has fought his way into contention after taking victory in eight of the last nine races.

There are three-way battles for both of the classes for the older Ginetta G55 GT4, which has featured in the series ever since its launch in 2011. In the Pro ranks, Luke Reade is in the hot seat having won eight times this season, however Blake Angliss closed the gap from 60 points to 22 with a hat-trick of wins at Silverstone.

The Am battle is also set to go down to the wire as Ian Duggan and Daniel Morris duel for the crown. Duggan’s supreme consistency puts him at the top of the standings, however Morris has won ten races to the leader’s four and now sits just 13 points adrift.

In the Juniors, it’s Josh Rowledge that is on the verge of winning the overall title. A stunning run of seven wins in the last 11 races has earnt him a 98 point lead, meaning he just needs a handful more this weekend to be crowned the champion.

Will Macintyre is the only driver who could beat him, having himself enjoyed title glory at Silverstone as he wrapped up the rookie class crown with five races to spare. There’s an exciting battle for third in the points meanwhile between Harri Reynolds and Liam McNeilly.

Amongst the drivers aiming to end their season with big results are Kanato Le, a winner at Silverstone two weeks’ ago, Knockhill victor Maurice Henry and podium finishers Joe Warhurst, Aqil Alibhai and Zac Meakin, plus Ginetta Junior scholar Alisha Palmowski in her Millers Oils branded Ginetta G40.

Find out more information on the partnership between Millers Oils and Ginetta here: www.millersoils.co.uk/ginetta-cars-extends-technical-partnership-with-millers-oils-to-2024/

The Brands Hatch race weekend timetable, live timing, and session results can be found at www.tsl-timing.com/event/224003

Three Ginetta races will be televised live on Sunday on ITV4 and the ITV hub. You can get updates across the weekend on social media by following @MillersOilsLtd.