08/10/2021

Ginetta Preview: Donington Park

Only two meetings remain of the 2021 Ginetta race season, with the penultimate weekend of action for the Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 SuperCup and Ginetta Junior Championship taking place at Donington Park in Leicestershire (09/10 October).

A favourite circuit for many drivers, Donington Park always serves up great racing and its set to host six crucial encounters this weekend, as drivers across both championships aim to position themselves in title contention heading into the season finale later this month.

In the GT4 SuperCup, it is extremely close at the head of the standings with just six points separating top two Adam Smalley and Tom Hibbert. The latter closed the gap with two wins at Croft last month, with the talented duo sharing 13 victories across the 17 races so far this year.

Josh Rattican is aiming to make it a three-way battle at the front after getting a second win of the year at Croft. Two other drivers have won races this season, with Carlito Miracco and James Blake-Baldwin enjoying success at Brands Hatch and Thruxton respectively.

The GT4 SuperCup will have its biggest grid of the season with 24 cars expected to line-up, with regular front-runners like Tom Emson, Steve Roberts, Reece Somerfield and Joe Marshall being joined by an exciting debutant in two-time Ginetta GT5 Challenge champion James Kellett.

The secondary Pro Am class is being headed by Colin White, who is on course to defend his title after a brilliant run of 14 victories in 17 races so far. Carl Garnett kept his hopes alive with a double win at Croft, while the quick duo of Dan Morris and Stewart Lines can also take the battle to White.

In the Juniors, Aston Millar extended his championship lead last time out at Silverstone with a brilliant third win of the season. An incredibly consistent campaign has seen him secure nine podium results within a run of top six finishes in every race so far.

Fellow three-time race-winner Liam McNeilly and Seb Hopkins, who have more podiums than anyone else this season with 11, lead the chasing pack with just one point between them. Another potential title contender comes in Will Jenkins, who scored a first win in the Juniors at Silverstone.

On a fantastic run of form with six overall podiums in the last seven races is the leading rookie on the grid, Ginetta Junior Scholarship winner Robert de Haan in his Millers Oils liveried car. His main competition for the rookie title comes from Callum Voisin and Josh Rowledge.

The race weekend timetable, live timing and session results can be found at:-
https://www.tsl-timing.com/event/214003

Each championship will have one race televised live on ITV4 and the ITV Hub on Sunday.

Find out more about Millers Oils’ technical partnership with Ginetta: https://www.millersoils.co.uk/ginetta-cars-extends-technical-partnership-with-millers-oils-to-2024/