Orton Leads Supercup Field In Donington Testing


Jamie Orton has topped the timesheets in the official pre-event test session for the second meeting of the 2016 Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup season at Donington Park.

It was the three race-winners from two weeks ago at Brands Hatch that headed the time across the two fifty minute sessions, with Orton, Tom Wrigley and Will Burns split by three tenths of a second at the end of the day.

Orton led the way in both sessions in his Triple M Motorsport G55, with his best effort of 1m 10.423s in the opening outing proving to be his best of the day. That put him nearly two tenths a second clear of Wrigley, who improved to 1m 10.605s in the second session.

Fresh from his maiden Supercup win at Brands, Burns just edged out Carl Boardley and Mark Davies to complete the top three – that trio split by less than a tenth of a second to hint at a close fought battle for the podium positions this weekend.

Wrigley Was Second Quickest In His Newly-Liveried G55 - Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography
Wrigley Was Second Quickest In His Newly-Liveried G55 – Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Davies’ Total Control Racing team-mate Callum Pointon was the final driver within a second of the top time in sixth overall, with Tom Hibbert in seventh despite only completing eleven laps across the whole day, including no timed efforts in session two.

Ben Green showed strong pace in the second session to finish the day eighth quickest ahead Brands Hatch podium finisher Rob Wheldon, who has made a late entry for the weekend having been initially missing from the entry.

In tenth overall was the fastest of the AM class runners Grahame Tilley, his best time of 1m 11.886s putting him nearly a second clear of Brands treble class winner Colin White, with James Guess having also outpaced the defending AM champion.

Full testing results can be found here.