After trailing Jamie Orton throughout the weekend’s opening race, Tom Wrigley hit back in style with a lights-to-flag victory of his own in Round Two of the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup at Brands Hatch.
The key moment of the race came off the start-line as Orton, on the damper inside line, lit up his rear tyres and watched on as fellow front-row starter Wrigley shot off towards Paddock Hill Bend first.
Orton was able to fend off an attempted move around the outside by Will Burns to retain second though and set about hunting down the leader, with the top two trading fastest laps over the first half of the race.
Despite running nose-to-tail for large portions of the race though, Orton was unable to fashion a real overtaking opportunity and Wrigley led all 23 laps on his way to his third career Supercup win – his first in a non-reverse grid race.
Behind Orton, the battle for the final podium position was between Burns and Carl Boardley. Like the duo in front though, some close racing ultimately didn’t turn into any overtaking action, with Burns holding on for his first podium of the weekend.
Reece Somerfield took fifth, while Mark Davies completed the top six after a late move on Rob Gaffney. Callum Pointon had to settle for eighth after recovering from drama on the opening lap, while Colin White was victorious in the AM class again in ninth overall.
Like Pointon, Rob Wheldon had to recover from some early troubles to take tenth, a frustrating result having started third on the grid. James Guess and Grahame Tilley completed the AM class podium behind, having enjoyed a close fought battle with Chris Ingram.
It was a race to forget for Fraser Robertson meanwhile, with an early spin followed by a drive through penalty, which he failed to serve resulting in a black flag and the premature ending of his race, while missing from the action altogether was Ben Green.
Full race results can be found here.