Ginetta GT4 Supercup Statistics: Winter 2016


With an entertaining sixth season of the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup now in the record books, The Checkered Flag have crunched the numbers to see how the 2016 action effected all the key statistics on the championship’s history so far.

It’s no surprise that Carl Breeze remains the name at the top of most the standings, with the 2012 champion’s five consecutive years in the series meaning he continues to lead the way for race starts, wins, podium finishes, pole positions and fastest laps.

The class of 2016 have made their presence felt across the board though, particularly in terms of race starts where Reece Somerfield, Colin White and Jamie Orton are all closing in on Breeze – the latter two having become the latest members of the Supercup centurions club.

Mark Davies and Will Burns cleared the 75 start mark, while Carl Boardley, Rob Gaffney, Fraser Robertson and Tom Wrigley crossed their half centuries; the latter doing so as he impressively secured the 2016 title with no less than nine race wins to his name.

Whilst he looked set to match or beat the all-time record for wins in a season at one stage of the season, his final tally was enough put him a joint second, while he and Orton’s sixteen wins combined moved them both into the top five for most race wins outright.

It was Burns who secured the most podium finishes across the season meanwhile, with his seventeen visits to the rostrum putting him up to fifth in the all-time rankings, one position shy of Orton, who becomes only the second driver to take podiums in five consecutive seasons.

The stats that remain untouchable at present are Tom Ingram’s stunning fifteen fastest laps in a season, Tom Sharp’s prolific run of 20 wins in 54 races for a winning percentage of 37%, and Charlie Robertson’s qualifying dominance of six pole positions in a season.

Breeze, Somerfield, White and Orton Share 490 Supercup Starts - Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography
Breeze, Somerfield, White and Orton Share 490 Supercup Starts – Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography

 

Race starts:

135 – Carl Breeze

121 – Reece Somerfield

119 – Colin White

115 – Jamie Orton

81 – Will Burns

78 – Mark Davies

77 – Fergus Walkinshaw

76 – Tom Ingram

65 – Carl Boardley

63 – Rob Gaffney

58 – Tom Oliphant

57 – Dan Norris-Jones

56 – Fraser Robertson

54 – Tom Sharp, Andrew Watson

53 – Tom Wrigley

50 – Marcus Hoggarth

47 – Andrew Richardson

44 – Jake Hill

42 – Chris Ingram

 

Wrigley Had Plenty Of Victories To Celebrates This Year - Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography
Wrigley Had Plenty Of Victories To Celebrate This Year – Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography

 

Race wins:

29 – Carl Breeze

20 – Tom Sharp

17 – Tom Ingram

13 – Jamie Orton

11 – Tom Wrigley

10 – Tom Oliphant

9 – Nathan Freke

8 – Charlie Robertson

5 – Andrew Watson, David Pittard

4 – Mark Davies

3 – Adam Morgan, Pepe Massot, Will Burns

2 – Rob Boston, Matt Nicoll-Jones, Luke Davenport, Michael Caine, Carl Boardley

1 – Andrew Richardson, George Murrells, Stefan Hodgetts, Tim Harvey, Jake Hill, Reece Somerfield, Bradley Smith, Tom Hibbert

 

Wins In A Season:

11 – Tom Sharp (2012), Tom Ingram (2013)

9 – Tom Sharp (2011), Tom Wrigley (2016)

8 – Charlie Robertson (2014), Tom Oliphant (2015), Carl Breeze (2015)

7 – Jamie Orton (2016)

6 – Carl Breeze (2011 & 2013), Tom Ingram (2012), Nathan Freke (2011)

5 – Carl Breeze (2012), David Pittard (2014), Andrew Watson (2014), Jamie Orton (2015)

4 – Carl Breeze (2014)

3 – Adam Morgan (2011), Will Burns (2016)

Race Win Percentage:

37.04% – Tom Sharp – 20 wins in 54 races

33.33% – Tom Ingram – 17 in 51

29.63% – Charlie Robertson – 8 in 27

28.13% – Nathan Freke – 9 in 32

21.48% – Carl Breeze – 29 in 135

20.75% – Tom Wrigley – 11 in 53

 

Will Burns More Than Doubled His Outright Podium Tally This Season - Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography
Will Burns More Than Doubled His Outright Podium Tally This Season – Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography

 

Podium Finishes:

82 – Carl Breeze

39 – Tom Ingram

33 – Tom Sharp, Jamie Orton

32 – Will Burns

31 – Tom Oliphant

20 – Adam Morgan, Nathan Freke, Charlie Robertson

18 – Tom Wrigley

15 – Andrew Watson

12 – Matt Nicoll-Jones, David Pittard, Mark Davies

11 – Pepe Massot

10 – Carl Boardley

7 – Andrew Richardson, Rob Boston, Michael Caine

6 – Jake Hill

4 – Colin White, Luke Davenport, Reece Somerfield

3 – George Murrells, Stefan Hodgetts, Josh Wakefield, Ben Green, Tom Hibbert

2 – Hunter Abbott, Harry Woodhead, Sean Huyton, Bradley Smith

1 – Phil Broad, Marino Franchitti, Tim Harvey, Freddie Hetherington, Max Coates, Fergus Walkinshaw, Declan Jones, Ollie Jackson, Jordan Stilp, Rob Wheldon, Callum Pointon, Jack Mitchell

 

Podiums In A Season:

22 – Tom Ingram (2013)

21 – Carl Breeze (2012), Tom Oliphant (2015)

20 – Adam Morgan (2011), Charlie Robertson (2014)

18 – Carl Breeze (2015)

17 – Carl Breeze (2011), Tom Ingram (2012), Tom Sharp (2012), Will Burns (2016)

16 – Tom Sharp (2011), Nathan Freke (2011), Tom Wrigley (2016)

15 – Jamie Orton (2015)

14 – Carl Breeze (2013)

12 – Matt Nicoll-Jones (2013), David Pittard (2014), Carl Breeze (2014), Andrew Watson (2014), Jamie Orton (2016)

11 – Will Burns (2015)

10 – Tom Oliphant (2014)

9 – Pepe Massot (2013)

8 – Carl Boardley (2016)

7 – Andrew Richardson (2012), Rob Boston (2013), Michael Caine (2015)

 

Consecutive Podium Finishes:

22 – Tom Ingram (2013)

17 – Tom Oliphant (2015)

13 – Tom Wrigley (2016)

12 – Carl Breeze (2012)

10 – Tom Sharp (2012), Charlie Robertson (2014)

9 – Nathan Freke (2011)

 

Podium Finish Percentage:

76.47% – Tom Ingram – 39 podiums in 51 races

74.07% – Adam Morgan – 20 in 27

74.07% – Charlie Robertson – 20 in 27

62.50% – Nathan Freke – 20 in 32

61.11% – Tom Sharp – 33 in 54

60.74% – Carl Breeze – 82 in 135

53.44% – Tom Oliphant – 31 in 58

 

Robertson’s Six Pole Positions In 2014 Remains A Record - Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography
Robertson’s Six Pole Positions In 2014 Remains A Record – Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography

 

Pole Positions:

10 – Carl Breeze

9 – Tom Ingram

6 – Charlie Robertson, Jamie Orton

5 – Tom Sharp, Tom Wrigley

4 – Tom Oliphant

2 – Nathan Freke, Andrew Watson, David Pittard

1 – Adam Morgan, Fergus Walkinshaw, Andrew Richardson, Mark Davies, Rob Boston, Carl Boardley, Will Burns

 

Poles In A Season:

6 – Charlie Robertson (2014)

5 – Carl Breeze (2011), Tom Ingram (2013)

4 – Tom Ingram (2012), Tom Oliphant (2015), Tom Wrigley (2016)

3 – Tom Sharp (2012), Jamie Orton (2015)

2 – Tom Sharp (2011), Adam Morgan (2011), David Pittard (2014), Carl Breeze (2015), Jamie Orton (2016)

 

Ingram’s 15 Fastest Laps In 2013 Remains Well Out Of Reach – Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography
Ingram’s 15 Fastest Laps In 2013 Remains Well Out Of Reach – Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography

 

Fastest Laps:

23 – Carl Breeze

21 – Tom Ingram

16 – Tom Sharp

10 – Nathan Freke, Tom Oliphant, Jamie Orton, Tom Wrigley

8 – David Pittard

7 – Andrew Watson, Charlie Robertson

5 – Andrew Richardson, Carl Boardley

4 – Adam Morgan, Rob Boston, Will Burns

3 – Mark Davies

2 – Colin White

1 – George Murrells, Josh Wakefield, Matt Nicoll-Jones, Pepe Massot, Luke Davenport, Mitchell Hale, Rob Wheldon, Tom Hibbert

 

Fastest Laps In A Season:

15 – Tom Ingram (2013)

10 – Tom Oliphant (2015)

9 – Tom Sharp (2012), Tom Wrigley (2016)

8 – Nathan Freke (2011), David Pittard (2014)

7 – Tom Sharp (2011), Charlie Robertson (2014), Carl Breeze (2015)

6 – Carl Breeze (2011), Tom Ingram (2012)

5 – Andrew Richardson (2012), Andrew Watson (2014), Jamie Orton (2016)

4 – Adam Morgan (2011), Carl Breeze (2014), Carl Boardley (2016)

 

*These figures are taken from the Ginetta GT(4) Supercup from its inception in 2011 to the end of the Brands Hatch GP race meeting on 1/2 October 2016, and only include outright race wins and podium finishes. G50 and AM class starts are included in the race start figures.*