After a long break in the championship, the Ginetta GT4 SuperCup was back in full force at Croft Circuit two weekends ago. Century Motorsport driver, Nathan Heathcote, returned to the top of the Am Class standings after achieving a 1-2-3 across the weekend’s three Ginetta GT4 SuperCup races. As for Century’s other two SuperCup drivers – Jack Oliphant had his fair share of bad luck across the course of the weekend while for Peter Bassill, it was a case of learning new skills in tricky damp conditions.
Cyber Security Expert, Bassill, felt completely at home in the soaking conditions on the wet tyres but it was the damp conditions on the slick tyres that he initially struggled to get to grips with, leaving him to fall behind. He posted the ninth quickest qualifying time, then went onto finish the races in ninth, eighth and ninth.
Professional handball player, Oliphant, has proved he can get on the podium at the previous two rounds but this round at Croft wasn’t to be a repeat of that success. He clipped the tyre stack at the chicane during the second lap of qualifying, leaving him without a competitive lap time and putting him at the back of the grid for the first race start. He went on to finish the race in eighth place. Oliphant was then forced to retire from the second race due to a steering issue after just four laps and then in the final race on Sunday, he finished in seventh place – his best finish of the weekend.
Ex-rallycross driver, Heathcote, thrived in the wet conditions of the first race. He managed to storm to the lead from his qualifying position of fourth and then went onto take the winner’s Am Class trophy whilst also finishing in fifth overall. Heathcote finished race 2 in second place, after running wide and allowing Colin White to slip past. Heathcote started the final race of the weekend from fifth place after a partial reverse grid. He went on to finish the race in third place and also managed to achieve the fastest Am Class lap in all three races of the weekend.
The next round is this weekend (29-30 June), at Cheshire’s Oulton Park Circuit, supporting the British Touring Car Championship.