The first half of the 2017 Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup season will draw to a conclusion this weekend (10/11 June) as the championship heads to Croft in North Yorkshire for the latest triple-header meeting.
Barring a complete disaster in Rounds 9, 10 and 11, it will be Callum Pointon who leads the Supercup standings heading into the summer break after a brilliant start to the season in which he has finished off the podium just twice.
While the HHC Motorsport man has only tasted race victory once in the opening eight encounters, a quartet of second place finishes and a third position has earnt him a healthy 49 point lead atop the standings ahead of the visit to Croft.
Moving up to second in the standings following a stunning outing at Oulton Park last time out meanwhile was Tom Hibbert, with a pair of victories marking his first visits to the rostrum so far to add to regular top six finishes.
George Gamble had been the early pace-setter in the series with a double win in the Brands Hatch season opener, but now the focus is on bouncing back from some troubles since that have seen him drop to third in the standings.
A pair of podium finishes in Cheshire last time out has moved Jack Mitchell back into the championship top four, with the Brands Hatch race-winner trying to regain lost ground after missing the visit to Donington Park in April.
Hot on Mitchell’s heels is Century Motorsport duo Ben Green and Declan Jones, both of whom have graced the top three multiple times during the opening three meetings; Green was a race-winner at Donington, while Jones took a best of third that weekend.
One to watch this weekend will be Carl Boardley, a former race-winner who will be determined to get back on the podium after two tough weekends, while a competitive Pro field also includes Charlie Ladell, Seb Perez, Adam Higgins and Reece Somerfield.
In the AM class meanwhile, the experienced Colin White extended his class lead last time out as he stood on the top step of the podium once again to add to his double wins at Brands and Donington – successes that have given him a 37 point lead.
The only other driver in the class to take victory so far has been Jac Constable, with a third win of his own during the Oulton weekend ensuring he not only kept some pressure on White, but also further cemented his clear second position in the points.
With Jason Baker not returning at Croft following an impressive double podium debut at Oulton, leading the charge to the top two this weekend will be established podium-finishers Dan Kirby, Alexis Taylor, David Brooks, Jack Minshaw and Ian Robinson.
Full championship standings ahead of the weekend can be found here: http://tsl-timing.com/file/?f=TOCA/2017/172003ptsg50.pdf