After a troublesome weekend in the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup at Snetterton, Will Burns is focused on being ‘back where he belongs’ on the podium at Knockhill next weekend (22/23 August).
Burns showed his potential at Snetterton with second position in qualifying and a new lap record for the 300 circuit in the races, but once again saw his podium hopes dashed by bad luck.
The 25 year old was running third in the opening race behind his HHC Motorsport team-mate Carl Breeze until a mysterious engine cut-out forced Breeze to slow.
With nowhere to go, Burns hit the back of Breeze’s G55, spinning Breeze into the barriers and ending both of their races – giving the HHC team plenty of work to do overnight.
Burns battled from the back of the grid to eighth in race two, setting the fastest lap of the weekend’s races en-route, before gaining five places in just four corners on the opening lap of race three to slot into third.
After losing that spot on lap seven, Burns aimed to get it back on the final lap, however he out-braked himself into the Montreal hairpin and span Michael Caine around.
Therefore despite finishing third on the road, Burns was handed a time penalty to put him ninth in the classified results behind Caine.
“Having tested at Snetterton ahead of the weekend and ending up faster than my team-mates, I felt confident heading into the weekend to gain some good results,” said Burns.
“Having qualified second, I knew that the HHC team had an excellent set-up for the weekend and I had great pace, which I proved in race two with three successive lap record times.
“I’m proud to have set the lap record, but I’d prefer to have scored more points instead. Luck just isn’t in for me at the moment.
“I will be quick to forget Snetterton with the focus on getting back to form at Knockhill with podium finishes. That’s where I belong.”