Four In A Row For Dominant Wrigley With Oulton Win

Tom Wrigley has made it four wins in a row in the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup with another lights-to-flag success in the opening race at Oulton Park.

The biggest threat to Wrigley’s victory came at the race start, as the quick launching Mark Davies looked to sneak up the inside heading into Old Hall for the first time.

Wrigley slammed the door shut though and would quickly edge clear of his adversary over the first half of the race, with his gap reaching 2.5 seconds at the chequered flag.

Davies lost ground in the closing stages as his attention turned to Will Burns in his mirrors, who closed onto his tail after dispatching Jamie Orton for third into Old Hall on lap five.

Burns put the former triple Ginetta champion Davies under immense pressure and it paid off on the final lap as he slid past into the Island hairpin.

Davies tried to fight back at the chicane in his Total Control Racing G55, but a lock-up under braking gave Orton the opportunity to dive past and steal Davies’ potential first podium of the year.

That makes it the fourth race this year that Wrigley, Burns and Orton have shared the podium, with Wrigley crucially being on top on each occasion to help extend his healthy points lead.

Behind Davies, Declan Jones had a pretty lonely race as he ran fifth throughout on a positive return to the championship, while Callum Pointon edged out Carl Boardley to complete the top six.

Tom Hibbert and Reece Somerfield finished up in eighth and ninth respectively, both benefitting from mechanical problems for Rob Gaffney and Ben Green that put both into retirement.

Colin White took a comfortable AM class victory in tenth overall, with Grahame Tilley and Chris Ingram completing the class podium ahead of debutant David Brooks.

Full race results can be found here.