Tom Wrigley is determined to recover from his “terrible” Rockingham weekend and rebuild his Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup championship lead next time out at Silverstone.
The Rob Boston Racing ace’s weekend in Corby had started in hugely positive fashion, as he turned timesheet topping pace in Friday practice into a fourth pole position of the season in qualifying.
That pace advantage would not translate into podium finishes come the races however, with Wrigley running third in the wet opener when a fuel pump problem forced him into retirement.
The Chirk-based racer recovered from that disappointment with a classy drive in the second encounter as he rose from fifteenth on the grid through to fourth position.
A last lap move for third led to contact with chief title rival Will Burns however, with the points leader coming off worst as he retired with substantial damage to his Ginetta G55.
Wrigley finally got some points on the board in the final encounter with another strong drive through the field, gaining ten positions on his way to fifth position.
The double DNF means Wrigley’s 93 point championship lead heading into the meeting has now been reduced to 19 with only six races remaining this year.
“Truthfully it’s been a terrible weekend. We showed our true pace across Friday and Saturday, but it didn’t go our way in the races. With the mechanical problems in the opener and then the disaster in race two, I was really happy to just get some points in the final race,” said Wrigley.
“The Rob Boston Racing team did an incredible job all weekend, diagnosing the problems with the car and fixing them on Saturday morning, before repairing the car in a short period after race two. I can’t thank them all enough for all their hard work.
“We’re looking forward to going to Silverstone, putting this behind us and starting a new, fresh race weekend. We will be looking to return to our dominant form and rebuild a strong championship lead to take into the season finale.”