Confidence High For Watson After Thruxton Win


Andrew Watson has returned to the top of the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup standings after carding a trio of top four finishes at Thruxton, including a second win of the season.

Watson hoped for pole in qualifying, however a wrong call with strategy left him fourth. The Douglas Motorsport driver gained an early place from title rival Charlie Robertson in race one, but eventually dropped back to a finish of fourth.

“This was a hard track to pass on so I was pleased to move past Robertson but I knew, by the end of the race, that the second race would be tough considering how my tyres were looking,” said Watson.

That proved to be the case, however the Northern Irishman coped well with the worn tyres to finish fourth once again.

“My tyres just fell off the cliff and were down to just canvas so, by this point, we were just focusing on bringing the car home,” he reflected.

Everything came together for Watson in the final race, benefitting from good tyres saved over the weekend and a reverse grid pole position.

After a strong start, the 19 year old led from start-to-finish to win by thirteen seconds. That put him back to the top of the standings, an advantage he’d lost last time out at Donington Park.

“Confidence is high. The car was quick and everything seems to be going well. Now we just have to ride the wave and keep pushing on,” he concluded.