Rob Boston has lauded the talents of Tom Wrigley after the current Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup points leader delivered the team an “unbelievable” treble victory in the second meeting of the season at Donington Park last weekend.
The results saw Wrigley make history as only the third driver in Supercup history to record a hat-trick on a single weekend and Boston, a former Supercup race-winner himself, expressed his pride at the achievement.
“If I’m honest, it hasn’t quite sunk in and I don’t think it will for a while. We’re very, very privileged to be working with such a great driver like Tom,” said an elated Boston after the podium celebrations.
“All the ingredients have to be right to win, there’s no magic secret to success. Both us as a team and Tom, we all go the extra mile with everything we do and I’m so proud of everyone.
“Everyone involved works as hard as they can to try and succeed in our racing. There’s a fantastic support network around us, which has made this happen. It’s unbelievable and we’re all so happy.”
Boston feels the stunning early form is a combination of months of hard work from driver and team over the winter, and some “superb” driving on track from Wrigley, who has finished on the podium in every race so far this season.
“We did no pre-season testing over the winter, but despite the fact Tom was struggling to find the budget and had problems to contend with behind-the-scenes, he never stopped with his physical training, mental preparation and did everything he could to be ready for race one,” he reflected.
“90% of the work is done before you arrive on a race weekend, and the last proportion is the track effort, but Tom is nailing that last bit. He is driving superbly, his tyre management is spot on and that’s what’s key at the moment, our race three pace.
“We’ve known in previous seasons that if you’ve had a good first two races, it’s very difficult to make a good third race and to get on the podium with the reverse grid. Tom has been really strong in that respect so far, which bodes well for the rest of the year.”
With a fifty point championship lead under their belt already, Boston says their sights are now firmly set on keeping it: “With Tom doing the triple victory this weekend, all we’re looking at is the championship title,” he concluded.
“I know it’s very early days, but with two meetings less this season it already feels like we’re closer to the end. It’s very exciting for all of us and we’re very much looking forward to Oulton Park next.”