01/08/2022

2022 Ginetta Race Report: Knockhill

James Kellett and Josh Rowledge took two wins each at Knockhill this past weekend (30/31 July) as they increased their points leads in the Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 SuperCup and Ginetta Junior Championship respectively.

Ginetta’s annual trip north of the border to Scotland provided one of the most dramatic and action-packed weekends of racing in recent memory, with a large, passionate crowd enjoying the action alongside the fans tuning in live on ITV.

James Kellett headed into the weekend with five wins in the opening five GT4 SuperCup races of the season, and he duly extended his run to a championship record seven in a row with comfortable lights-to-flag wins in the opening two encounters.

Aston Millar and Tom Emson joined him on the overall podium in both of those, however, it was all changed in race three. A combination of incidents, retirements, and penalties led to the unusual situation of Am class drivers Wes Pearce and Colin White finishing one-two overall.

Pearce was a double winner in the G56 Am class to extend his points lead, while in the categories for the older Ginetta G55 GT4 car, Luke Reade and Daniel Morris scored sensational hat-tricks in Pro and Am respectively.

In the Ginetta Junior Championship, Knockhill could well be looked back upon as a crucial weekend in the title battle. Rowledge extended his lead to 51 points after scoring two wins and a second place finish in his best ever weekend in the championship.

Title rival Harri Reynolds had a weekend to forget however as he failed to finish two races, while fellow contender Will Macintyre picked up a best result of third – though he did twice secure top rookie honours to increase his advantage atop that class.

Amongst the others to impress were Maurice Henry with his first win in the series, Sonny Smith with his third pole position of the season and Liam McNeilly with his first podiums of the year, while Ginetta Junior scholar Alisha Palmowski picked up some rookie silverware in her Millers Oils backed Ginetta G40.

Full race results for the weekend are here: https://www.tsl-timing.com/event/223003

Watch back the final races for the Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 SuperCup and Ginetta Junior Championship online as part of the British Touring Car Championship coverage on the ITV Hub.

Both championships are next in action in two weeks’ time (13/14 August) at Snetterton in Norfolk.