Seven days after seeing his karting business and his Ginetta G55 GT4 race car destroyed by fire, Tom Wrigley bounced back in sensational style at Snetterton this past weekend with his maiden victory in the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup.
In a car loaned to him by Ginetta and run by Rob Boston Racing, Wrigley followed up fifth place finishes in the opening two races with a superb lights to flag victory from the reverse grid pole position in race three.
“I’m absolutely delighted, it couldn’t have come at a better time,” said Wrigley. “This time last week I had a real bad time, but we’ve come back this weekend and had a really good meeting with two top five’s then the win.
“It’s all thanks to my family, Ginetta Cars and Rob Boston Racing for supporting me through this time and getting me out on track. It’s nice to give something back to them for the support they’ve given me.”
The Snetterton success came after Wrigley enjoyed a breakthrough weekend at Croft prior to the summer break with a hat-trick of top six finishes – momentum from which he was able to carry into Snetterton despite having to get to grips with a new G55.
“This car was a slightly older model, so it had different pedals and was right hand drive as opposed to left. It was a bit different to get used to, but I adapted to it well and I’m happy with the car,” Wrigley explained.
“I showed some great pace at Croft, I thought I had a podium in me that weekend and was a little bit unlucky in race three, so it’s nice to show that I had that pace again this time out in a new car and get the silverware this time.”
Despite his troubles off track, Wrigley says he is firmly focused on completing the remaining four meetings of the season and has more silverware in his sights.
“I’m hoping to complete the season and am also looking to do the championship next year as well,” he concluded.
“We’ve proven we can win a race now and we’ve got a good combination with me and Rob [Boston], so I don’t see why we can’t get some more wins this year to bump up my championship position.”