Sean Huyton secured a trio of solid points finishes in the second meeting of the 2014 Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup at Donington Park, moving him up four places in the championship standings to eighth in the process.
The Academy Motorsport ace secured his second top six finish of the season in the final race, added to two more top ten finishes in the first two encounters.
The sixth place finish came after Huyton and the Academy team joined the majority of the field in making a last minute decision to switch from wet to slick tyres before the race.
After a close shave with team-mate Will Burns on the second lap, contact with the rear wing of Burns’ spun G55 fortunately causing no damage to Huyton’s machine, the 24 year old was able to quickly establish himself in sixth and held the spot throughout.
Huyton had earlier started race one from tenth and was in the thick of a top six battle throughout, eventually having to settle for ninth. In torrential rain in race two, the reigning G50 champion reached a height of fifth before tyre issues saw him slip to seventh late on.
With increased knowledge of the car in both wet and dry conditions from the weekend, Huyton now heads to Thruxton next weekend (3/4 May) feeling confident of challenging for podium finishes.
“I really enjoyed the weekend of racing, although it would have been better to get closer to a podium finish,” said Huyton. “I’m learning new things with the car with every race and I’m gaining confidence with every lap, but there’s a long way to go this season.
“I really enjoyed the second and third races as it was proper close racing for a number of laps. The most frustrating thing to take from the weekend is my lack of new tyre choice, which means I’m struggling to keep pace with some drivers through nothing more than financial resources.
“I know with a little more help to buy new tyres and some testing time on track, I can challenge the current championship leaders in every race and push for my third championship in three seasons.”