2022 Ginetta Race Report: Silverstone

Millers Oils Ginetta racing cars on the track

James Kellett is on the cusp of title success in the Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 SuperCup after sharing the wins with Tom Emson during the penultimate event of the season at Silverstone (24/25 September).

Kellett further wrote his name into the GT4 SuperCup record books with an exemplary performance on the short, fast Silverstone National circuit. Qualifying on pole position for the fifth time in six sessions this season, he went on to record two race victories over the weekend.

After winning the rescheduled reverse grid race from Thruxton, he produced one of the drives of the season so far to go from 16th on the grid to victory in front of a packed crowd on Sunday morning. Those victories mean he has now won more races in a single season, 13, than anyone else in series history.

Emson denied Kellett the opportunity to win the title with a weekend to spare, however, with a superb defensive drive in the live televised final race netting him a crucial victory. That was added to success in the opening encounter on Saturday, taking his season tally to three.

After missing the last few events, championship stalwart Reece Somerfield made a great return with a hat-trick of podium finishes, while Aston Millar also picked up overall silverware. In the G56 Am class, Darren Leung picked up three victories, however, a win for Wes Pearce keeps him atop the standings.

Some of the most exciting action of the weekend came in the G55 classes. Blake Angliss twice held off James Taylor in great battles on his way to a hat-trick of Pro wins, before points leader Luke Reade triumphed in the finale. In the Ams, Daniel Morris dominated with four wins from four races to close the gap to Ian Duggan.

In the Ginetta Junior Championship meanwhile, there was almost title glory for Josh Rowledge. After going from seventh and fifth on the grid to win the opening two races, making it seven victories in ten races, he finished up fourth in the last outing.

Title rival Will Macintyre took the win in that one though to ensure their duel for the overall crown will go down to the Brands Hatch season finale. Macintyre was able to celebrate championship success of his own though as he wrapped up the rookie class title after race one.

A thrilling weekend of racing from the talented drivers aged 14 to 17 years of age saw Harri Reynolds and Kanato Le pick up a couple of podium finishes each, while 2021 series runner-up Liam McNeilly also left the ‘Home of British Motor Racing’ with silverware.

Full race results for the weekend are here: https://www.tsl-timing.com/event/223803

The 2022 season for the Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 SuperCup and Ginetta Junior Championship comes to an end in two weeks’ time (08/09 October) on the world-famous Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit.