Sharp Continues Winning Streak

Tom Sharp just can’t stop winning in 2011 after taking victory in Round four of the Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup, continuing his 100% winning streak in the season so far.

The IDL driver started on pole and a good start saw him lead into the first corner ahead of Carl Breeze. Behind, a move at McLeans by Nathan Freke saw him leapfrog Adam Morgan for third.

Losing out on the opening lap was Alistair James, who spun at the Old Hairpin and despite continuing, retired soon after, and Total Control Racing’s Joachim Ritter, who went off at Redgate and also retired.

In the G50 Class, Tom Ingram led the way ahead of Jake Hill, while a poor first lap saw Jody Fannin drop down the pack, with Rob Gaffney benefiting to take third.

After gaining third overall, Freke was looking to move up the field but pushing too hard, the Century Motorsport man spun off at the Old Hairpin, ending his race.

This promoted Morgan back to third, with Murrells now fourth and former G50 Cup frontrunner Freddie Hetherington up fifth on his Supercup debut.

Ingram began to break away at the front of the G50 runners, taking Hill with him, while behind, making a move was Louise Richardson, passing sibling Andrew for fifth behind Aaron Williamson.

It was soon to be the end of the race for Richardson Racing’s Andrew though, pulling off with mechanical problems on lap four, while team mate Louise was also soon to hit trouble, with a mistake four laps later seeing her drop to last on the road.

At the front, Sharp was pulling away, with a comfortable advantage to Total Control Racing’s Breeze behind. Big gaps began to form throughout the field, with hard racing left to a minimum in the remainder of the race.

Having no complaints about this was Sharp, who cruised home for his fourth win in four, ahead of Breeze and Ciceley Racing’s Morgan. Optimum’s Murrells took fourth, with Hetherington rounding out the top five.

Sixth overall and taking his second G50 Cup win of the year was Ingram, followed home by Hill and G55 runner Colin White. Rounding out the top ten was Meridian Motorsport’s Gaffney and FML’s Williamson, with Fannin, Jordan Skinner, Louise Richardson and Connaire Finn completing the finishers.