Robertson Takes Impeccable Fifth Win Of Season


It was a day of fives for Charlie Robertson in the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup at Snetterton, as he converted his fifth pole position of the campaign into his fifth victory to extend his lead at the top of the standings.

Robertson was the class of the field throughout the seven lap encounter, a storming getaway from pole position seeing him over three car lengths ahead of the field after the opening two corners.

By lap three, the HHC Motorsport ace was lapping over seven tenths of a second faster than his closest rival Tom Oliphant and while he cooled his pace off late on, he still took a dominant lights-to-flag win by 6.4 seconds.

“I knew I had to get a good start, that’s kind of been my weakness this season and I did it,” said Robertson. “I got an early lead so I knew if I kept my head down and didn’t make any mistakes I’d be able to control it and that’s exactly what happened.”

Oliphant had snatched second at Montreal on the opening lap from front-row starter David Pittard and the Century Motorsport racer never looked back, taking a comfortable sixth podium of the season.

Pittard held third until the penultimate lap of the race, when a determined challenge from Carl Breeze finally came to fruition with a move into Riches.

A late challenge from Will Burns on Pittard for fourth was ultimately unsuccessful, the Ginetta GT5 Challenge graduates leading Jamie Orton home to round out the top six.

Luke Davenport took seventh for United Autosports ahead of Reece Somerfield, while finishing a lowly ninth was championship contender Andrew Watson.

The Irishman had run in the top six early on, but that came following a jump start that was punished with a drive-through penalty. Dan Norris-Jones completed the finishers in tenth.

Full race result can be found here: http://tsl-timing.com/toca/2014/143103g50.pdf