Supercup Ace Watson: “We’re Here For One Reason”

by Simon Paice

Andrew Watson has set himself one clear goal for the 2014 season … to win the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup title.

The 19 year old entered the Supercup for the first time last year with Douglas Motorsport, after competing in the Ginetta Junior Championship in 2012 with the Irish outfit.

It proved to be an “up and down” 2013 campaign, in which some great performances, including five top three qualifying performances and three podium race finishes over the year, were countered by a lot of bad luck, including a dramatic fire at Donington Park.

After what he described as a “proper learning year”, Watson returns to the championship hoping to add consistency to his raw pace and mount a successful title challenge.

“I feel a lot more mature as a driver heading into this season, I’ve had a couple of test days now and I’ve really settled into a rhythm,” Watson told TCF.

Nearly all of last season we had top four pace and its now just about putting it all together, as its the races that count, getting the results.

“We’re here for one reason, and we’re going all out for the title. We’re doing the test days and the preparation we need to do, the car is immaculate, and we’ve got the pace to win.”

Watson hopes his title challenge will be aided by the addition of a teammate to work alongside in the Douglas Motorsport awning, with reigning Ginetta Junior champion Harry Woodhead joining the team.

“I definitely could have done with a team-mate last year in my first season,” he added. “Harry’s been quick in testing and we get on well, so we should definitely help each other this year.

“It was the same when I had Niall [Murray] alongside me in Ginetta Juniors, that helped me a lot and we pushed each other forwards, so hopefully it will be the same sort of deal this season.”

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