Oliphant Untouchable In Snetterton Qualifying


Tom Oliphant has taken his second consecutive Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup pole position with a dominant performance in qualifying at Snetterton.

The in-form driver in the championship after a double victory last time out at Croft, Oliphant was fastest in Friday practice by four tenths of a second – an advantage he carried into qualifying around the 300 circuit.

After a couple of warm up laps in his Century Motorsport Ginetta G55, Oliphant stormed to the top of the timesheets with his third lap on circuit, before knocking two tenths of a second off next time around to seal pole position by 1m 54.395s.

Will Burns was the best of the HHC Motorsport contingent on Friday and it proved to be the same case again in qualifying, a best effort of 1m 54.704s putting him three tenths of a second shy of Oliphant to equal his best qualifying performance of the season so far.

Local ace and current championship leader Carl Breeze was third fastest, edging out team-mate Jamie Orton by 0.126s, while completing the top five was Bradley Smith, who is in confident mood in Norfolk following his maiden win at Croft.

Michael Caine improved late on to take sixth, just missing out on the top five by 0.018s, while Ollie Jackson overhauled Reece Somerfield for seventh.

Tom Wrigley took ninth, an impressive showing in a borrowed Ginetta G55 after his was destroyed by fire last weekend, while Will Moore led the AM class competitors in tenth overall.

The three Optimum Motorsport cars were locked together on the timesheets, with Moore followed by team-mates Flick Haigh and Ade Barwick. The grid is completed by AM runners Colin White, Fraser Robertson, Chris Ingram and Osamu Kawashima.

Full qualifying results can be found here.