Somerfield Secures Stunning Maiden Supercup Win


Privateer Reece Somerfield held off former champion Carl Breeze to secure a sensational maiden Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup victory in the final race of the weekend at Brands Hatch.

Somerfield headed into his fourth season in the Supercup having not driven his new G55 prior to qualifying, but after a pair of top five finishes he converted a reverse grid front-row into a lights-to-flag first win.

It was Michael Caine who started Round Three from pole position, however it was the quick-starting Somerfield who led the field into Paddock Hill Bend for the first time, Caine holding onto second from Breeze, Tom Oliphant and Will Burns.

Caine’s spell in second lasted until lap four, with the JHR Developments racer being hung out to dry at Paddock Hill Bend and passed by Breeze, Burns and Oliphant, the latter two having switched positions a lap earlier.

Whilst Somerfield stretched his lead to over a second and a half at one stage, Breeze was soon back within half a second as the race headed towards its conclusion. Somerfield kept him at arm’s length though to secure his first ever Supercup podium finish.

Breeze completed a podium hat-trick in second, with his HHC Motorsport team-mate Burns holding off Oliphant at the finish for his second podium of the weekend.

Double race-winner Jamie Orton meanwhile slipped to eighth at the start, but worked his way past Ollie Jackson, Mitchell Hale and Caine over the course of the race to post a fifth place finish, securing him a tie of the championship lead with Breeze.

Caine, Jackson and Hale went on to complete the top eight, with Tom Wrigley next up ahead of the AM class victor Colin White – who took his third class win ahead of Fraser Robertson and Chris Ingram, the former picking up second despite a late spin.

Full race results can be found here.

 

Provisional 2015 Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup Championship Standings (After Rd.3 of 27):

1= Jamie Orton – 91 points

1= Carl Breeze – 91 points

3= Reece Somerfield – 75 points

3= Will Burns – 75 points

5. Tom Oliphant – 71 points

6. Michael Caine – 52 points

7. Ollie Jackson – 48 points

8. Mitchell Hale – 44 points

 

AM Class:

1. Colin White – 109 points

2. Osamu Kawashima – 76 points

3. Chris Ingram – 70 points