Orton Storms To Pole Position At Snetterton


Jamie Orton was the man to beat in qualifying for Rounds Nine, Ten and Eleven of the 2016 Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup, securing top spot by over six tenths of a second at Snetterton.

Orton picked up his sixth pole position in the championship with a scorching effort of 1m 55.46s in his Triple M Motorsport G55, a level of pace his rivals on the day couldn’t match.

It was Orton’s former team-mate Will Burns who was his closest competitor, finishing up 0.646s adrift, with championship leader Tom Wrigley a tenth of a second further back.

Carl Boardley matched his best qualifying result of the season so far in fourth, albeit over 1.3 seconds slower than the outright pace, with Tom Hibbert and Mark Davies the next quickest.

Only fourteen thousandths of a second split the two drivers on row three, but Davies would prove to be over four tenths of a second ahead of his TCR team-mate Callum Pointon in seventh.

Ben Green and Rob Gaffney completed the Pro class runners, the ninth of them split by three seconds exactly, with the top ten rounded out by AM class leader Colin White.

The Ginetta stalwart was nearly nine tenths of a second ahead of his closest challengers Grahame Tilley and Chris Ingram – who were split by three thousandths of a second.

Fraser Robertson was next up ahead of series debutant Chris Car, with Mike Newbould and David Brooks completing the grid.

Full qualifying results can be found here.