Sharp Maintains Supercup Advantage At Snetterton

Tom Sharp took another step towards the 2012 Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup title after securing three top four finishes in the triple-header at Snetterton, including his ten win of the season in the reverse-grid third race.

Employing a measured approach to the races as he looked to maintain his comprehensive championship lead, Sharp converted his third place starting position into a third place finish in the opening race, before slipping to fourth in race two.

The reverse grid put Sharp on the front row for the final race and a fast start saw him lead into the first corner. The driver led the remainder of the race to take victory and ensure he heads into the final ten races of the season with a 95 point advantage in the championship.

Sharp, who celebrated his 21st birthday during the recent summer break, said: “On the whole the weekend went well. After qualifying in third the real aim was to just score decent points over the three races but to come away with a fourth, third and a win in the final race was just what we needed to extend the championship lead even further.

“I’m really trying to drive as intelligently as possible. I know that over the course of the season, it’s not always the driver who wins the most races that wins the top prize. I’m also acutely aware that there is a whole field of drivers who’ll do anything to ensure I don’t win this trophy and, as a result, I want to keep my mistakes to an absolute minimum. I’ll take the wins when they come but I dearly want to win the Ginetta GT SuperCup and the only way I can do that is to, metaphorically and literally, keep my rivals at arms’ length.”

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