Will Burns is determined to keep the pressure on Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup championship leader Tom Wrigley after drastically closing the gap between the two at the top of the standings last weekend at Rockingham.
While Wrigley toiled with his first retirements of the campaign, Burns was a constant presence at the front of the field across all three races – a podium hat-trick reducing his deficit to the top from 93 points to only 19.
Burns’ weekend didn’t start in perfect fashion as he placed his Douglas Motorsport G55 fourth on the grid, but he hit back in the opening race – a great launch off the line giving him third, before he dived past Wrigley for second at the Tarzan hairpin.
After battling hard with Carl Boardley in the remainder of the race, the Somerset racer held on to second at the finish – which he would follow up by comfortably holding third position throughout race two for another crucial podium.
Starting in the same position for the live televised finale, some strong pressure on the top two in the early stages would pay off when they made contact, helping him grab a second position he would hold through until the finish.
“I’m delighted with the results this weekend. We bounced back well from a difficult qualifying session to show fantastic race pace in both wet and dry conditions and secure three important podium finishes,” said Burns, who now has thirteen podium finishes in seventeen races this year.
“A huge thank you to Douglas Motorsport for all their hard work this weekend. They suffered some really bad damage to their awnings and equipment in the storms on Saturday evening, but despite the difficulties they gave me a brilliant race car to take to the podium.
“We’re all looking forward to Silverstone in a few weeks’ time and are certainly aiming to maintain this momentum and continue keeping the pressure on the championship leader.”