Race Report: Thruxton

Millers Oils Ginetta racing cars on the track

Adam Smalley has regained the championship lead in the Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 SuperCup after scoring a pair of race victories during an all-action, high-speed weekend of racing at Thruxton (28/29 August).

A huge crowd packed to the fastest circuit in the UK as the second half of the Ginetta season got underway in Hampshire, with the GT4 SuperCup action being supplemented by three enthralling races from the Ginetta Junior Championship.

Smalley was the star of the show in the previous meeting at Knockhill two weeks’ prior and he produced a repeat performance this time around. He started with pole position in qualifying, the fourth time he’s achieved that feat in five meetings this season.

The former Junior champion converted that advantage into a superb pair of lights-to-flag victories in the opening two races of the weekend to make it seven wins for the season so far. A battling drive to second in the reverse grid finale confirmed his status as the new points leader.

Josh Rattican was the best of the rest in the first two races, sticking close to his team-mate’s tail in both to secure a pair of Elite Motorsport one-two finishes. Completing the podium on each occasion was Carlito Miracco, continuing his record of finishing on the podium in each event this season.

Thruxton also served up great results for James Blake-Baldwin and Colin White. The former secured a brilliant first overall race win in the final race, while White was a dominant force in the Pro Am class once again as a hat-trick of victories extended his current run to 11 in a row.

In the Ginetta Juniors, it was a memorable weekend for Robert de Haan. The Ginetta Junior Scholarshp winner, who races in a Millers Oils branded Ginetta G40, produced some fantastic performances to score his first two overall race victories in the championship.

Callum Voisin continued his remarkable 2021 campaign with a seventh victory of the season so far, while championship top three Aston Millar, Liam McNeilly and Seb Hopkins all scored podium finishes to strengthen their title challenges.

The Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 SuperCup is back in action at Croft in North Yorkshire on 18/19 September, while the Ginetta Junior Championship returns to the track a week later at Silverstone.

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/