Ginetta GT4 Supercup

Oliphant Doubles Up In Dominant Fashion At Croft

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Tom Oliphant led from lights-to-flag to secure a comprehensive second Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup win of the weekend at Croft.

Oliphant converted pole position into a dominant win, pulling clear by over three seconds in just four laps before backing off as the race progressed to preserve his tyres for race three.

While Oliphant was en-route to his fourth Supercup win of the season, there was drama behind in the battle for second.

Early occupier Michael Caine found himself spun around by Jamie Orton at the hairpin on lap two, dropping him back to eighth.

Orton maintained second for the remainder of the race, while his HHC Motorsport team-mate Carl Breeze just held off a late charge from Ollie Jackson for the final podium position.

Post-race though, Orton received a time penalty for the incident to demote him to seventh behind Caine, promoting Breeze to second and Jackson into a maiden Supercup podium finish.

Tom Wrigley and Reece Somerfield fought over fifth place on the road in the closing stages, with Wrigley just holding him off to secure what became fourth post-race, his best result of the season so far.

Caine ended up sixth ahead of Orton, with Bradley Smith next up after a moment for Mitchell Hale when running sixth eventually led to his retirement in the pits.

Osamu Kawashima took the AM class victory in ninth overall, completing a second double win of the weekend for Century Motorsport, with class rival Fraser Robertson completing the finishers.

Will Burns joined Hale on the retirement list after early issues with his HHC Motorsport G55.

Full race results can be found here.

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