Race Report: Knockhill

Millers Oils Ginetta racing cars on the track

Championship contenders Adam Smalley and Tom Hibbert continued their fantastic seasons in the Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 SuperCup by sharing the victories in the latest rounds at Knockhill in Scotland this past weekend (14 / 15 August).

An exciting visit to the Fife circuit saw Ginetta run no less than seven races across the weekend in front of a massive crowd, with the passionate Scottish fanbase being able to enjoy a British Touring Car Championship event in person for the first time in two years.

Adam Smalley topped the timesheets in qualifying for the third time in four meetings this season, and converted his pole position into a comfortable lights-to-flag victory in race one. Josh Rattican followed him throughout to record a one-two finish for Elite Motorsport, with Hibbert third.

Smalley went on to double his tally in race two with another dominant win. Rattican was second on the road again, however a time penalty for track limits infringements dropped him down the final result. Fellow Elite racer Tom Emson and Hibbert benefitted to complete the podium.

In the final race of the weekend, which was televised live on ITV4, Hibbert fought to the front in the early stages and secured his fourth victory of the season. Rattican notched up another second place result, his sixth podium of an impressive debut campaign so far, while Carlito Miracco finished third.

In the secondary Pro Am class, Colin White was in truly dominant form as he scored all three race wins to build his championship lead. It was competitive behind as Carl Garnett, Nick Halstead, Garry Townsend and Luke Warr picked up trophies over the weekend.

Fun Fact: White’s impressive Pro Am hat-trick continues a fantastic Knockhill record for the Ginetta veteran, who has now taken class wins in 11 of the last 13 GT4 SuperCup races to take place at the Scottish circuit.

The Ginetta Junior Championship produced some entertaining racing across the event as they tackled four action-packed races. It was a big weekend for Aston Millar, who scored his first two race wins in the series to become the new championship leader.

Liam McNeilly and Callum Voisin also took to the top step of the podium, their third and sixth wins of the season so far, while an impressive performance from Ginetta Junior Scholarship winner Robert de Haan saw him score a breakthrough overall podium finish in his Millers Oils backed machine.

The Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 SuperCup and Ginetta Junior Championship are back in action in two weeks’ time for a second visit of the season to Thruxton in Hampshire (28/29 August).

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/