Wrigley Storms To Donington Supercup Pole As Green Stars


Tom Wrigley carried on his positive start to the 2016 Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup season with pole position at Donington Park, leading title rival Jamie Orton and the surprise package of the session Ben Green in qualifying.

The early championship leader stormed to the top of the timesheets in the second half of the session, which was halted with eleven minutes to go following a visit to the McLeans gravel trap for Fraser Robertson.

Reeling off fastest lap after fastest lap, Wrigley became the only driver to break the 1m 10s barrier in his Rob Boston Racing G55, a best effort of 1m 09.981s securing him his second pole position in the Supercup.

The poleman from Brands Hatch Orton will join him on the front row for this afternoon’s opening race, finishing the session a tenth of a second adrift, with Green in an impressive third in only his second outing in the championship.

Carl Boardley and Will Burns rounded out the top five, with a late improvement for Tom Hibbert seeing him snatch the final spot in the top six from Mark Davies – those two incredibly separated by just one thousandths of a second.

Davies’ Total Control Racing team-mate Callum Pointon will join him on the fourth row of the grid ahead of Rob Gaffney, Rob Wheldon and Reece Somerfield – the eleven Pro class entrants split by just 1.128s.

In the AM class, James Guess got one over on reigning class champion Colin White with pole position by three tenths of a second. Almost demoting White to third was Grahame Tilley, with two thousandths of a second between them.

Full qualifying results can be found here.

  • Nina Mottram

    Rob Boston doing it again super team and genius setup master.