Richardson Racing will head to Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit this weekend for penultimate three rounds of the Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup and will be focused on continuing its recent strong run of form in the series.
The brother and sister pairing Andrew and Louise Richardson have already shown some impressive speed in previous rounds of their debut season in the series, with podium finishes in the G50 class. They will both be hoping to add to this success at the Kent circuit.
Despite sustaining damage in both races last time out at Rockingham, Andrew will go into the weekend on the back of two second place finishes. Having finished on the podium at Brands whilst competing in the Ginetta Challenge, he goes into this weekend's meeting feeling confident and hopes to build on the four victories he has clinched so far this year.
“I'm definitely looking forward to Brands Hatch,” he said. “It's one of my favourite circuits as it's very challenging and high-speed, and I've gone well there in the past; I got my first podium finish in car racing at Brands.”
“With the bad luck we had earlier in the year, we aren't in contention for the championship anymore, so the aim for the weekend is simply to go out there and fight for wins.”
His younger sister Louise saw her bad luck continue at Rockingham, where she was unable to capitalize on a seasons best qualifying, managing to put herself third on the grid. Contact with Jake Hill while running up in third place caused her to crash into the wall during the first race of the weekend. She sustained a shoulder injury in incident, which ruled her out of the remainder of the weekend. Almost back to full fitness, Louise now hopes she will be able to join her brother in challenging for her first victory of the year.
“My shoulder is feeling much better and hopefully by the time we get to the circuit on Friday, I'll be back to 100 per cent,” she said. “I had my best qualifying at Rockingham and the car felt really good before the accident. Hopefully it will be the same this weekend but with a different outcome at the end of it.”