2015 Ginetta GT4 Supercup: Season In Numbers


The 2015 Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup produced the fifth different champion in the championship’s history, with Tom Oliphant emerging victorious from a season which produced seven different race-winners and eleven podium visitors.

A superb second Supercup campaign for Oliphant saw him card more podium finishes, fastest laps and pole positions than any of his rivals, with his only race win tally matched by his chief title rival Carl Breeze.

Oliphant’s consistency was proven by 26 top four finishes in 27 races, whilst he and Will Burns were the only drivers to set a top six time in each of the ten qualifying sessions across the season, with Oliphant ending up with the best qualifying average.

While Breeze missed out on the title, he ended the season having led more races, laps and miles than any of his competitors, whilst he also gained 36 positions from his grid starts, a tally only beaten by joint-leaders Bradley Smith, Reece Somerfield and Burns.

In the Am class, Colin White’s dominance over proceedings was shown with his tally of fourteen wins compared to five for his nearest competitor, with the Ginetta stalwart also leading the way for podium finishes.

A full breakdown of all the key statistics for the 2015 Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup season is below:

Oliphant ...... - Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography
Oliphant Has 33 Top Six Finishes In His Last 34 Supercup Races – Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Race Wins

8 – Tom Oliphant, Carl Breeze

5 – Jamie Orton

2 – Tom Wrigley, Michael Caine

1 – Reece Somerfield, Bradley Smith

Podium Finishes

21 – Oliphant

18 – Breeze

15 – Orton

11 – Will Burns

7 – Caine

2 – Somerfield, Smith, Wrigley

1 – Ollie Jackson, Jordan Stilp, Carl Boardley

Top Six Finishes

26 – Oliphant

23 – Breeze

19 – Orton

18 – Caine

16 – Burns, Jackson

12 – Somerfield, Wrigley

7 – Smith

4 – Stilp

2 – Mitchell Hale, David Pittard, Boardley

1 – Rob Boston, Will Moore, Flick Haigh

Top Ten Finishes

26 – Oliphant

25 – Breeze, Wrigley

24 – Jackson

22 – Orton, Caine, Somerfield

20 – Burns

14 – Smith

10 – Colin White, Osamu Kawashima

8 – Hale

5 – Boardley

4 – Fraser Robertson, Stilp

3 – Boston, Gaeten Paletou, Callum Pointon, Ade Barwick, Mike Robinson

2 – Moore, Haigh, Pittard

1 – Jack Clarke, Connaire Finn, Stefan Hodgetts, Rob Wheldon

Burns Showed Impressive Consistency In Qualifying - Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography
Burns Qualified In The Top Four In Nine Of The Ten Sessions This Season – Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Pole Positions

4 – Oliphant

3 – Orton

2 – Breeze

1 – Wrigley

Top Three Qualifying Results

7 – Oliphant, Breeze, Burns

6 – Orton

2 – Caine

1 – Wrigley

Top Six Qualifying Results

10 – Oliphant, Burns

9 – Breeze, Orton

5 – Smith, Wrigley

4 – Jackson, Caine

2 – Hale, Stilp

Qualifying Average

2.30 – Oliphant

3.00 – Orton

3.20 – Burns

3.50 – Breeze

6.60 – Wrigley

7.20 – Jackson

7.33 – Smith

7.78 – Caine

9.60 – Somerfield

12.63 – White

Breeze Won Eight Of The Nine Races He Led In 2015 - Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography
Breeze Won Eight Of The Nine Races He Led In 2015 – Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Races Led

9 – Breeze

8 – Oliphant

6 – Orton

3 – Caine, Somerfield

2 – Wrigley

1 – Burns, Smith, Boardley

Laps Led

111 – Breeze

107 – Orton

105 – Oliphant

44 – Somerfield

25 – Wrigley

17 – Burns

11 – Caine

7 – Boardley

5 – Smith

Miles Led

237.809 – Breeze

193.479 – Oliphant

182.474 – Orton

62.968 – Somerfield

52.097 – Wrigley

40.052 – Burns

24.839 – Caine

17.032 – Boardley

10.625 – Smith

Fastest Laps

10 – Oliphant

7 – Breeze

2 – Boston, Burns, Orton

1 – Hale, Stilp, Wrigley, Wheldon

Somerfield Has Moved Forward 74 Positions Over The Last Two Seasons - Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography
Somerfield Has Moved Forward 74 Positions Over The Last Two Seasons – Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Places Gained From Grid Position

38 – Burns, Smith, Somerfield

36 – Breeze

35 – Kawashima

32 – Caine

30 – Jackson

26 – Wrigley, White

23 – Robertson

19 – Hale

16 – Oliphant

14 – Haigh

11 – Orton, Chris Ingram, Boston

Biggest Points Haul From Three Race Weekend

103 out of 109 – Oliphant (Snetterton & Knockhill)

99 – Breeze (Thruxton), Oliphant (Croft)

97 – Breeze (Brands Hatch GP)

96 – Orton (Donington Park)

91 – Breeze & Orton (Brands Hatch Indy)

87 – Caine (Brands Hatch GP)

86 – Burns (Thruxton & Knockhill)

84 – Oliphant (Donington Park)

Biggest Points Haul From Two Race Weekend

72 – Breeze (Rockingham)

67 – Orton (Oulton Park)

66 – Breeze (Oulton Park)

65 – Orton (Silverstone)

62 – Oliphant (Silverstone)

57 – Oliphant (Rockingham)

56 – Burns (Rockingham)

53 – Stilp (Silverstone)

White Only Finished Off The AM Podium In ..... Of The ..... Races He Competed In - Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography
White Finished Off The AM Podium In Only 2 Of The 22 Races He Competed In – Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography

AM Class Wins

14 – White

5 – Kawashima

2 – Finn, Barwick, Moore

1 – Robertson, Johnson

AM Class Podiums

20 – White

16 – Kawashima

12 – Robertson

8 – Finn

6 – Ingram, Barwick

2 – Moore, Matthew Simmons

1 – Richard Roberts, Keith White, Graham Johnson