Orton Doubles Up With Snetterton Success


Jamie Orton has made it two wins in two races at Snetterton with another lights-to-flag Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup success, though the Triple M Motorsport ace didn’t have it all his own way with championship leader Tom Wrigley putting him under pressure in the closing stages.

After converting pole position into a long-awaited second win of the season in yesterday’s opening race of the weekend, Orton once again produced a good start to lead the field through Riches and Wilson for the first time.

With Will Burns coming under pressure from Wrigley as the race developed, Orton was able to build a one second lead within four laps, and he would go on to more than double it as the race passed mid-distance with the duo battling behind.

It all changed on lap seven however as an inch-perfect move from Wrigley at Riches secured him second place, with Carl Boardley following him through to deprive Burns of the opportunity of immediately fighting back.

With no pressure from behind Wrigley was able to focus his attentions on chasing down Orton and the Rob Boston Racing man got onto his bootlid heading onto the final lap, but was unable to forge a clear overtaking opportunity.

Orton therefore took the flag first for his ninth career Supercup win, with Wrigley second to continue his run of finishing every race so far this season on the podium. Boardley maintained third to the finish for his second podium finish of the campaign, with Burns left to settle for fourth.

Mark Davies saw race-long pressure pay off on lap nine as he passed Tom Hibbert for fifth at Nelson, however his efforts would be wasted as he received a five second penalty for exceeding track limits, giving Hibbert fifth and crucially the reverse grid pole for race three.

Davies would eventually be put back to seventh in the classified results behind Reece Somerfield, while Callum Pointon and Rob Gaffney impressively climbed into the top nine from fourteenth and seventeenth on the grid respectively.

In the AM class, it was another comfortable class victory for Colin White, who finished over 24 seconds clear of his closest rival Grahame Tilley. Completing the class podium on his debut weekend in the championship meanwhile was Chris Car.

Full race results can be found here.