Grantham-based Richardson Racing will be looking to go into the Summer break on a high after the Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup reaches the halfway point of the season at Croft this weekend.
The team will be fielding a car in each of the two classes in the Supercup this weekend, as was the case last time out at Oulton Park. Andrew Richardson will be looking for solid points finishes in the G55 class whilst team-mate Mark Davies will be doing the same in the G50 class as well as looking to further strengthen his grip on his half of the championship standings.
Andrew Richardson will be targeting a strong result for the team after its hard work went unrewarded last time out, the driver being punted out of bothOultonParkraces by rival drivers. He has, however, managed to put together a new sponsorship deal in order to compete at Croft after issues arose prior to the Oulton Park rounds. Despite this hardship, Richardsonwill still be able to take heart from his strong second place in qualifying at the Cheshire track, with that form looking to continue as he heads to a track where he clinched victory for the team last year in the G50 class.
Richardson said: “I've had some bad luck so far this year, with incidents I could do nothing about and some mechanical issues that were nothing to do with the team. I want to go out on track and get a good result for them this weekend for all the work they have done so far this season and also to show how good they are at preparing the car.”
So far this year his results haven't really shown the true pace of the car after being caught up in unfortunate incidents. “I have good memories of Croft after taking a victory last season and hopefully I'll be fighting towards the front this weekend to give the whole team a boost before the Summer break.”
Things have been going much better for team-mate Mark Davies in the G50 class this year. He won his class in both races at OultonPark, giving him a total of five wins so far this year. That means he heads into the Croft rounds with a 54-point advantage in the championship, and of course he will be looking to at least maintain that lead heading into the break.
He said: “I haven't raced at Croft for a few years, but the last time I was there it went well and hopefully we can have another good weekend. The weather forecast doesn't look great, and even though our car is good enough in damp conditions, I hope things will be dry as our car seems to be even stronger on a dry circuit.” After taking four wins in the last five races, Davies will be looking to use that momentum and continue his good form at Croft.
However, Louise Richardson remains sidelined with sponsorship issues, meaning Davies will have to fly the flag for the team in the G50 class alone.