Richardson Secures Long Awaited Maiden Win

Andrew Richardson stormed to his first ever Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup victory during Round 23 at Silverstone.

Richardson started the race from pole position and a great start saw him lead through Copse for the first time, with Jake Hill slotting into second. Behind, Carl Breeze worked his way through from sixth on the grid into third ahead of fellow championship contenders Tom Ingram and Tom Sharp.

Hill looked determined from the off and was straight onto Richardson’s bootlid, forcing his way through into the lead on lap two.

As the front two scrapped, Breeze ran a relatively lonely third, with Ingram starting to come under big pressure from Sharp behind, though the championship leader was unable to find a way past.

After building his lead to nearly a second, Hill began to get caught by Richardson, with the lead changing back on lap nine. As the new leader edged clear, Hill lost further ground to Breeze two laps later, the Tollbar Racing with WIRED driver falling to third.

This left him defending from Ingram and Sharp behind, with it soon developing into a tight five way fight for the final podium place as Colin White and Hunter Abbott joined the fight.

As Richardson drove away to take his maiden win by over three seconds from Breeze, Hill just managed to fend off those behind to take his fourth podium of the season, with Ingram taking fourth ahead of Sharp.

A late move for Abbott saw him secure sixth ahead of Colin White, with the G55’s of Fergus Walkinshaw, Freddie Hetherington and Marcus Hoggarth completing the top ten.

In the G50 class, Mark Davies made it a double win for Richardson Racing after leading from lights to flag, edging himself closer to the class title with his fourteenth win of the season.

Declan Jones worked his way up from last on the grid to take second, with Reece Somerfield completing the class podium. Rob Gaffney recovered from an early spin at Luffield to take fourth, while series newcomer Giles Dawson completed the finishers in his Richardson Racing G50.