Andrew and Louise Richardson are looking to continue their success in the Ginetta GT Supercup during the next three rounds at Thruxton. The siblings have taken two podiums each so far this season and will be looking for more in their Richardson Racing prepared G50’s.
For Andrew, a triple DNF at Donington Park last time out saw him slip down the championship standings after a superb start to the season at Brands Hatch, where he took two podiums, including a maiden win, and a new lap record.
Andrew is looking for a return to form at Thruxton, saying: “I've not had the chance to test at Thruxton and I've not raced there before either. The closest I've got is watching some onboard action from Louise as you can't find Thruxton on many computer games!
“However, I don't think a lack of experience will be hamper me during the weekend. I just need to keep my eyes and ears open and make sure that I listen to any advice I am given and watch what people are doing on track. Hopefully it won't take long to get up to speed and I'll be fighting near the front.
“After Donington Park, I need to climb back up the standings and make sure that the others don't get too far ahead in the championship.”
It was the other way around for younger sister Louise, who suffered a poor weekend at Brands, with a fourth place in race one her only finish, before hitting some form at Donington, taking two podiums to rise to fifth in the G50 standings.
Louise, who took two fourth places at Thruxton in last years Ginetta Junior Championship, added: “After two weekends, we've now got a better understanding of the car and of the set-up. We need to see how we get on, but if we can use what we have learned to get the set-up right at Thruxton, then hopefully we'll be towards the front.
“ The key thing will be to carry speed through the high-speed corners around the back of the circuit. If you don't get it right through Noble, Goodwood or Church then you risk losing a lot of time.
“Scoring two podium finishes at Donington Park and moving up to fifth in the standings was a huge boost and hopefully I can keep closing the gap to the leaders this weekend.”