Pittard Ecstatic With Silverstone Success

David Pittard has expressed his joy after carding a perfect weekend in the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup at Silverstone with pole position, two wins and two fastest laps.

Pittard led both of Sunday’s races from lights-to-flag, confirming himself as the dominant force for the weekend, moving his win tally up to five for his maiden Supercup season.

The SV Racing ace told The Checkered Flag that he feels getting pole position in qualifying was the key to his success.

“It’s so, so competitive in the Supercup, which means it’s so close around the national circuit here at Silverstone, so to get pole position, two wins and two fastest laps is completely unexpected,” said Pittard.

“The real confidence boost was qualifying, I really wasn’t expecting to get anywhere near pole, but the team gave me an excellent car and meant I could put the lap together. I was able to park the car and save the tyres a bit for the races which paid dividends in both, as I was able to push when I needed to and then control my pace.”

The results were particularly pleasing for Pittard as they came following a rough run of recent results for the KX Akademy member, who took just one podium finish in the eight races prior to Silverstone and saw his last victory come prior to the summer break at Croft.

“It’s good to bounce back and to get back to victory lane, it’s been long overdue as we’ve had the pace to win in recent meetings,” he enthused. “It’s all the more satisfying that we haven’t lucked into it with a reverse grid, we’ve won it on pace and merit.”

The double victory has moved Pittard 29 points clear of Andrew Watson in the battle for third in the championship standings, and he has now set his sights on trying to overhaul his current 41 point deficit to Carl Breeze in second.

“The results are perfect for pulling in Carl at the top of the championship,” he concluded. “While we’ve been mainly focusing on Andrew [Watson] and building a gap to him, looking at it now you can never say never when it comes to snatching second.”