Maiden Supercup Winner Burns: “It’s A Big Confidence Boost”

Will Burns says he has got “a lot more to come” this season after securing his maiden Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup win in the 2016 season opener at Brands Hatch.

The 25 year old got his third season in the Supercup off to the perfect start with victory in the reverse grid race three, a result that helps put him second in the early points standings.

It came on a weekend in which Burns says his Ginetta G55 was “by no means perfect”, as he competed with the Douglas Motorsport squad for the first time.

Qualifying a lower-than-hoped fifth on the grid, Burns produced an early move on Rob Gaffney in race one to take fourth place – which he followed up with third position in race two.

That gave him second on the grid for race three, a position he held until lap eighteen when a spin for Carl Boardley ruled him out, an opportunity Burns seized to take the victory.

“This first win has been a long time coming, so I’m delighted to finally get a victory under my belt in the Supercup,” said Burns. “I was sometimes doubting myself as to whether it would come, so it’s going to be a huge weight lifted off my shoulders and a big confidence boost for the rest of the year.

“To be honest we’ve been struggling most the weekend with getting the car where we want it, but the Douglas Motorsport team have been fantastic throughout and we’ve learnt a lot from this weekend to take into the next few meetings.

“Picking up points and podium finishes is key in this championship, so to start the season with three top four finishes is brilliant, and if we can get those results with a car that was by no means perfect, we’ve definitely got a lot more to come.”