Oliphant Storms To Maiden Supercup Pole At Croft


Tom Oliphant has secured his maiden Ginetta GT4 Supercup pole position at Croft, a superb performance seeing him take the top spot by a mammoth eight tenths of a second.

The Century Motorsport ace set the pace in pre-event testing yesterday and carried it into qualifying, setting a best time of 1m 23.394s on only his first flying lap.

Second quickest was Michael Caine, the JHR Developments man securing his best qualifying performance of the season so far, with Will Burns just missing out on the front row by 0.015s.

For Burns’ HHC Motorsport team-mates and championship top two Carl Breeze and Jamie Orton, it was a tougher than anticipated session.

Visibly struggling under brakes at the final complex, Orton could only secure fourth on the grid, while a broken driveshaft before his first flying lap left Breeze at the bottom of the timesheets.

Tom Wrigley converted his strong testing pace into a season’s best fifth, edging out Ollie Jackson by just 0.056s.

Reece Somerfield took seventh meanwhile, despite posting just one fast lap before an off at Clervaux ended his running and caused a mid-session red flag.

Bradley Smith took eighth ahead of AM class pole-sitter Fraser Robertson, with Mitchell Hale a lower than anticipated tenth ahead of AM class runners Osamu Kawashima and Chris Ingram.

Full qualifying results can be found here.