Charlie Robertson has expressed his delight after wrapping up the 2014 Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup title with a race to spare at Brands Hatch.
Robertson secured the title courtesy of a pair of third place finishes in the opening two races of the weekend, which coupled with a pair of ninths for chief title rival Carl Breeze meant his lead at the top became unassailable for the 2012 champion.
“It’s amazing. I never thought this day would come, it’s been a long time coming and we’ve been working so hard for it over the season,” an emotional Robertson told TCF.
“We’ve been picking up wins here and there, and consistently scoring the podiums in almost every race, so it was just waiting for that moment where everything came together for us with the points.”
Robertson admits that it was during the first race of the weekend, when Breeze slowed with an engine problem, that it dawned on him that he could wrap up the honours in race two.
“When Carl had his issue in race one, that’s when my mind went “this is do-able, I can win this today,” he commented.
“I wasn’t going to go out of my way to get it done today and do something silly though, but I knew that if I kept my nose clean in race two and brought the car home it was ours.”
While the trouble for Breeze took the pressure off, Robertson still fought hard for his two podium finishes after an uncharacteristic sixth on the grid in qualifying, and he now wants to seal the title in style in today’s final race of the season.
“We didn’t have the best of qualifying so I knew I had to salvage something from that. I dug deep, fought to a good result in race one with the third and followed it up with the same in race two,” added the 17 year old.
“Wrapping it up with a race to go means we can rest and really enjoy the final race. I’ve got a good reverse grid spot so hopefully we can move forwards and win.”