Ginetta GT4 Supercup

Unstoppable Oliphant Wins Again In Scotland

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Tom Oliphant has made it three double victories in three Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup meetings after taking another dominant lights to flag victory at Knockhill.

A perfect Saturday had seen Oliphant convert his third consecutive pole position into the race one victory, and the in-form Century Motorsport man was once again unbeaten in Sunday’s opener as he made it six wins in eight races.

A fantastic start in his Ginetta G55 GT4 meant Oliphant’s lead was nearly a second by the end of the first lap, and the championship leader never looked back as he led the field comfortably throughout en-route to a 1.075 second victory.

“I got a good start, had a good first couple of laps and pulled a gap to over a second, then just managed it from there,” said Oliphant. “The aim is to collect consistent championship points to try and build a bit of a lead for Rockingham, and it’s going well.”

Will Burns was once again his closest competitor, but was unable to get anywhere near the leader to make a bid for a maiden Supercup win. Instead, Burns had to focus on his HHC Motorsport team-mate Jamie Orton behind.

Orton got to within a second of Burns at the halfway point of the race, but couldn’t get close enough to make a move for the position, with Burns able to pull clear in the closing stages en-route to his eighth podium finish of the season so far.

For their stablemate Carl Breeze, it was another frustrating race. Running fourth in the early stages, Breeze was looking to make a move on Orton into the hairpin on lap two, however a dive from Tom Wrigley ended in contact, with Breeze being spun around to a distance last.

Wrigley ran fourth for the majority of the race, however some late pressure from Ollie Jackson paid off for the former BTCC racer as he slipped past four laps from the finish for a fourth top four finish of the campaign.

Reece Somerfield ran a lonely sixth throughout, while Michael Caine climbed from the back of the grid to seventh ahead of AM class victor Colin White. Breeze recovered to ninth, while Osamu Kawashima passed Fraser Robertson on lap nine to take second in class.

Full race results can be found here.

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