Watson Focusing On Wins In Closing Stages


Andrew Watson heads into the final five rounds of the 2014 Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup with the focus on adding to his three race wins so far this season after all but conceding defeat in his pursuit of the title.

Watson was one of the main pace-setters in the Supercup over the first handful of meetings, however a rough run of form starting at Croft prior to the summer break has seen him lose ground to Charlie Robertson and Carl Breeze.

The trip to Rockingham last time out saw a return to form for the Irishman, with him overcoming a grid penalty to take fourth in the opener before carding a dominant victory in the final race of the weekend, however he accepts that it may be too little too late to reignite his title challenge.

“We’ve slipped back in the championship, and it’s going to be a tough fight now with the guys in front,” said Watson. “We’ve had bad luck in the last couple of weekends, which has put us out of the running really, but we’ve still got third to play for.”

The 19 year old therefore heads into the remaining two meetings at Silverstone in three weeks’ time and Brands Hatch GP in October with the target of adding to his race win tally to consolidate his third place standing in the championship.

“If you’d have told me I’d have only had three wins by Rockingham this year I’d have been disappointed, cause we started off the season so well, but the championship is so competitive this year,” he added.

“I think we’ll go well around Silverstone and I was really quick at Brands last year so we’re definitely looking for more wins from here.”