Tom Oliphant started to look increasingly comfortable in his Redline Racing, Porsche Carrera Cup GB steed, after an impressive Silverstone weekend.
Fifth in the championship after a respectable opening event at Brands Hatch, and fifth on the grid following the abandonment of qualifying due to inclement weather, Oliphant looked set to do battle at the front of the field.
Unfortunately the first battle involved his own car, which rotated on the slick surface at the Abbey Curve. From seventeenth a dizzy and fired up Oliphant charged back through the field to fifth position. An incredible performance in difficult, treacherous conditions.
On Sunday, Oliphant again was the focus of TV cameras. As the race entered its final two tours, the 2015 Ginetta GT4 Supercup champion was charging onto the back of Tom Sharp (IDL Racing) and Stephen Jelley (Team Parker Racing).
A staggering lap and half saw Oliphant storm past both drivers, only to be slapped with a track limits penalty post race and demoted from fourth to fifth.
Oliphant remained pleased with what was ultimately a very successful weekend. He reflected, “This weekend has been a step forward for us. Fifth was as high as we could have got in the first race so I was pleased with that, and I made two opportunistic moves at the end of race two. I feel we have the potential to be regularly challenging for podium finishes from now on.”