Tom Wrigley has set his sights firmly on winning the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup title this season, but is anticipating a close-fought battle at the head of the standings in his second full season in the series.
Wrigley enjoyed a positive second half to the 2015 campaign, with back-to-back breakthrough victories at Snetterton and Knockhill followed up with a maiden pole position in qualifying on the penultimate weekend at Silverstone.
The 23 year old picked up twelve top six finishes in the last sixteen races of the season to finish sixth overall in the standings, which he feels is a great platform to build on from this year with Rob Boston Racing.
“We had some really good races last season, which we can work off for this year,” said Wrigley.
“I feel I’ve learnt a lot about the car and the championship, and the team have really got their head around the car now, so we’re looking forward to pushing forwards this year.”
Wrigley spoke to TheCheckeredFlag.co.uk at the annual Ginetta Media Day at Brands Hatch, which provided him with the chance to eye up his rivals with the only official timed test sessions ahead of the season opener next weekend.
It also marked Wrigley’s first testing at all over a difficult winter, but despite that he would set the pace in each of the three sessions across the day – something he admits is a real confidence booster ahead of the new campaign.
“I was a little bit nervous about not having much running over the winter and where that might leave us, but we’ve come out today and we’ve been very quick which I’m happy about and has taken some pressure off,” he reflected.
“There’s obviously still going to be time to find with set-up and getting the best out of the new tyre compounds for this season, but I think we’re in a good shape for the year.”
Wrigley appreciates it will be no easy feat to come out on top in a competitive Supercup field this year, but he says he is determined to take a second championship title in three years, to add to his Kumho BMW success in 2014.
“Jamie [Orton] and Will [Burns] are obviously going to be really fast with their experience in the series and I think it’s going to be even tighter than last year at the top of the standings,” he concluded.
“The key for me is going to be continuing to qualify well, to put myself in the position to win races one and two, and to keep collecting podium finish after podium finish.
“There’s nothing more that I want this season than the championship. The gloves are off and it’s all guns blazing for us. It’s going to be really exciting and I’m looking forward to see how it unfolds.”