Birch Closes The Gap At Donington

James Birch enjoyed a strong weekend during the latest rounds of the 2013 Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup at Donington Park, showing notable improvement over the course of the weekend as he edged closer to the series front-runners.

In his debut season in the series, the reigning Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge champion took eighth place in the opening race at Donington, Round Four, before repeating the result in Round Five, both races seeing Birch right in the thick of the action as he battled for a top six finish.

Round Six saw all the hard work culminate in his first top six finish, the Century Motorsport driver getting a great start to get into fourth at the end of the opening lap, before eventually losing a place to championship leader Tom Ingram, bringing his Ginetta G55 home in fifth, his best result of the season so far.

“I’m very positive coming away from Donington Park, over the weekend I felt we had the outright pace to challenge for a podium position,” said James. “I managed to move forward up the grid in all three races, having a very enjoyable and positive final race of the weekend. I have certainly got used to the Ginetta Supercup definition of ‘rubbing’ and know that both the car and myself are as competitive as anyone. I have really started to gel with the car and I cannot wait to get back behind the wheel at Thruxton where I hope to improve on my best finish of the season so far this weekend.”