Race Report: Snetterton

Millers Oils Ginetta racing cars on the track

The Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 SuperCup finally got its 2021 season underway commencing on 12th/13th June. This event serviced up some great action alongside the Millers Oils Ginetta Junior Championshp as fans returned to a BTCC event for the first time in over 18 months.

Heading into a third consecutive season with Millers Oils as the title sponsor of the Millers Oils GT4 SuperCup, the championship was looking as competitive as ever with an exciting mix of returning drivers and new faces forming a 21 car grid for the opening three races of the year.

Adam Smalley stamped his authority on the competition in the opening exchanges, taking pole position by a comfortable margin of more than four tenths of a second, before converting that advantage into a pair of dominant lights-to-flag race wins.

An unfortunate retirement in the final race was a frustrating conclusion to his weekend, though it opened the door for his team-mate Josh Rattican to come through and taste victory success on his championship debut.

Tom Hibbert leaves Snetterton as the early championship leader after scoring three podium finishes across the meeting, whilst Carlito Miracco and Tom Emson enjoyed memorable weekends too with a third place result for each.

In the secondary Pro Am class, the hugely experienced Colin White secured the first two class wins of the season. Dan Morris picked up the other victory on only his second outing in the series, while Carl Garnett is the class points leader thanks to three podium results.

After two thrilling races in the season opener at Thruxton last month, the Juniors produced three more entertaining encounters in Norfolk. The opening race went the way of Callum Voisin, who continued his brilliant start to his debut season with a second victory so far.

There was a new winner in race two as Liam McNeilly enjoyed a breakthrough success, one of three podium finishes for the weekend, while victory in the final race has helped Tom Edgar to the top of the championship standings. Will Jenkins was another driver to impress with three podiums of his own.

Both the Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 SuperCup and Juniors are back in action in two weeks’ time, visiting Brands Hatch in Kent over the weekend of 26/27 June.

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/