Charlie Robertson continued his utter dominance of the Snetterton weekend with a supreme lights-to-flag victory in Round Sixteen of the 2014 Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup.
In similar fashion to the weekend’s opening race, a great launch from pole position put the HHC Motorsport racer on track for a comfortable win.
With a lead of nearly two seconds by the end of lap two, the championship leader was able to enjoy a comfortable run to the flag for his sixth win of the season.
“The focus was on getting a good start again and then controlling my pace, which I did,” Robertson told TCF. “Once I had a two second gap I could control it from there and bring the car home. The car felt good, the track felt good, and it all came together and clicked for us.”
Carl Breeze produced a characteristically fast start to move into second on lap one, and the United Autosports racer ran there for the remainder of the race to take his sixtieth podium finish in the Supercup, the result moving him up to second in the championship standings.
“Charlie has got the car well hooked up, it’s really good for him,” commented Breeze. “There was a big improvement for us in the car in that race, we were only three tenths or so off Charlie on lap times, and it’s good for us to get points like this when the car is not as its maximum.”
Front-row starter Tom Oliphant tried to stick with Breeze throughout the race, but the Century Motorsport driver was unable to get close enough to mount a challenge, settling for his seventh podium of the season in third.
The main action from the race came from a four-car battle for fourth. David Pittard held the place for the duration of the race, but came under immense pressure from Will Burns late on. Pittard held him off though, and was rewarded with the reverse grid pole for race three from the post-race grid draw.
Andrew Watson completed the top six, the Irishman climbing up the order from ninth on the grid. After gaining two places on lap one, the Douglas Motorsport racer passed Jamie Orton for sixth on lap nine with a lunge into Agostini. Post-race though, Watson was handed a one second penalty for the move, giving Orton sixth in the classified results.
Behind those two, Luke Davenport was a lonely eighth with a broken door on his United Autosports G55 – the damage coming from opening lap contact in the midfield pack at the Montreal hairpin.
Reece Somerfield took ninth, with Dan Norris-Jones in close pursuit to complete the finishers.