Tom Sharp took another step towards the 2012 Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup title after securing three top four finishes in the triple-header at Snetterton, including his ten win of the season in the reverse-grid third race.
Employing a measured approach to the races as he looked to maintain his comprehensive championship lead, Sharp converted his third place starting position into a third place finish in the opening race, before slipping to fourth in race two.
The reverse grid put Sharp on the front row for the final race and a fast start saw him lead into the first corner. The VCARS.co.uk-backed driver led the remainder of the race to take victory and ensure he heads into the final ten races of the season with a 95 point advantage in the championship.
Sharp, who celebrated his 21st birthday during the recent summer break, said: “On the whole the weekend went well. After qualifying in third the real aim was to just score decent points over the three races but to come away with a fourth, third and a win in the final race was just what we needed to extend the championship lead even further.
“I’m really trying to drive as intelligently as possible. I know that over the course of the season, it’s not always the driver who wins the most races that wins the top prize. I’m also acutely aware that there is a whole field of drivers who’ll do anything to ensure I don’t win this trophy and, as a result, I want to keep my mistakes to an absolute minimum. I’ll take the wins when they come but I dearly want to win the Ginetta GT SuperCup and the only way I can do that is to, metaphorically and literally, keep my rivals at arms’ length.”