Wakefield Buoyed By Double Podium Finish

Josh Wakefield on his way to the podium - Photo: Chris Roberts/WiderviewPhoto.com
Josh Wakefield on his way to the podium - Photo: Chris Roberts/WiderviewPhoto.com

Ginetta GT Supercup racer Josh Wakefield feels things are starting to come together after his double-podium finish at Thruxton.

The 19-year-old navigated both wet and dry with equal success to leave Hampshire with a second and third place in his pocket.

And Wakefield is enjoying the feeling of a weekend coming together, even if he made it a bit more difficult for himself.

He said: “After a couple of slow getaways from the grid I was determined to get back on the podium, and after I had got the pace managed to catch and pass Richardson and hold on for my second podium.”

“I finally feel that I have come away with the type of results I was expecting.”

After qualifying in fourth place in the wet for the drier first race on Saturday, Wakefield battled back from his sluggish start to finish seventh.

While conditions worsened Sunday, his results improved. Battling through the spray, in heavy rain and high winds, he fought through to take third place in the final stages.

The drivers returned to slick tyres for the final race of the day as the track began to dry, and this time Wakefield made a much better start. Although he lost a place to championship leader Sharp, when Tom Ingram dropped out Wakefield was there to pick up the pieces and take a season-best 2nd place.

Wakefield said: “I am really appreciative of all the help and support from my Century Motorsport team, sponsors and in particular The Player and my family. I'm looking forward to the next races at Oulton Park in June.”

After a six-week break the Ginetta GT Supercup championship will resume at the Oulton Park circuit in Cheshire on June 9/10.