Burns Battles To Second Win In Knockhill Closer

Will Burns secured his second Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup win of the season during the fourth and final race of the weekend at Knockhill.

Mark Davies was set to start the race from the reverse grid pole position, however a driveshaft failure as he exited the hairpin on the green flag lap ended his race before it had begun.

That meant Tom Hibbert had a clear run to the first corner from second on the grid and he assumed the race lead ahead of Ben Green, with Burns and Tom Wrigley completing the early top four.

Burns was quickly up to second however as he dived past Green at the final hairpin, and his attentions soon turned to the leader as Green battled with Wrigley and Carl Boardley.

The close-fought battle for third would end in tears on lap three as Boardley turned Wrigley around at the hairpin, with the championship leader then collected by Callum Pointon.

Whilst Boardley could recover in fourth behind Green, both Wrigley and Pointon were forced to pit for repairs – the former just missing out on returning to the track on the lead lap.

After a short safety car spell to remove debris from that incident, the action resumed with Burns putting immediate pressure on Hibbert for the race lead.

Biding his time for the right opportunity to present itself, Burns eventually got his chance on lap eighteen as he dived down the inside through Scotsman to take the lead.

From there the Douglas Motorsport ace wouldn’t be caught, going on to take victory by 2.8 seconds – his first success since the season opener at Brands Hatch.

Hibbert took second for his maiden Supercup podium finish, while Green fended off Boardley to secure his second rostrum finish of the season so far.

Boardley took fourth, while a race of attrition for the Pro runners meant AM class winner Colin White finished a seasons best fifth overall on the road ahead of class rival Chris Ingram.

Wrigley was eventually able to climb up to seventh at the finish, securing him some crucial championship points, with David Brooks and Fraser Robertson joining him a lap down.

Pointon was two laps further back following his part in the earlier incident, whilst Reece Somerfield, Grahame Tilley and Mike Newbold joined Davies on the retirement list in a busy race.

Full race results can be found here.