Louise Richardson is hoping to step up in a G55 for the first time in the final rounds of the 2013 Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup at Brands Hatch next weekend after a dominant return to the G50 class at Silverstone.
Richardson made her return last weekend after more than twelve months on the sidelines, budgets issues meaning she hasn’t raced since Snetterton last year.
Louise was soon back up to speed though, topping the times in the G50 class during Friday testing, despite an engine issue that led to an overnight engine change in time for Saturday.
After a great effort from the team, Louise stormed to class pole in qualifying. In the afternoon’s opening race, the 20 year old recovered from a lap one spin to storm through to victory, going on to repeat her success in Sunday’s live-televised encounter.
The Richardson Racing ace now hopes she can step up into the main G55 class for the final rounds around the iconic Brands Hatch GP circuit.
“It’s been a great weekend,” she said. “I was up to speed quickly in the car in testing but then the team was left with work to do when we had to change the engine overnight before qualifying. Although the car didn’t feel quite as quick in qualifying, I took pole and then got a good start in race one when the lights went out.
“On the first lap, one of the G55s spun in front of me and I had my own spin in sympathy, but I came back through to win. Race two was good as I was able to keep on the back of the train of G55s in the early stages and they didn’t manage to break away, which showed the pace I had.
“This weekend has been pretty much perfect, and I’d love the opportunity to step up to a G55 for Brands Hatch to see what I can do against the front-runners in the same car. We’ll have to see if that is possible but if not, then I’ll aim to pick up more wins in the G50 to show potential sponsors what I could do next year.”