Jamie Orton has continued his impressive run in the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup with a second victory at Rockingham, whilst series leader Tom Wrigley retired for a second successive race.
As Orton stormed to a lights-to-flag victory, his fourth in the last five races he’s competed in, Wrigley and his chief title rival Will Burns dramatically came to blows on the final lap.
Wrigley had started the race from the back of the grid following his race one DNF, but a superb opening lap saw him rise from fifteenth to sixth to get right into podium contention.
After swapping positions with Mark Davies a couple of times, Wrigley dispatched him, Carl Boardley and later Callum Pointon to move into fourth with a few laps remaining.
That put him onto the tail of Burns, who had slipped to third behind Tom Hibbert on the opening lap and followed him throughout – neither driver able to put a real challenge on Orton.
On the final lap, an attempted move from Wrigley on Burns for third at Yentwood led to contact – causing race-ending damage to Wrigley’s Rob Boston Racing Ginetta G55.
Burns was able to continue and finish third however, a result that has closed the gap between the two at the top of the championship to 30 points – down from 93 heading into the weekend.
Orton’s fifth victory of the campaign has further cemented his third place in the standings meanwhile, as Hibbert matched his best ever Supercup result with second.
Pointon benefitted from the last lap drama to take fourth ahead of his Total Control Racing team-mate Davies, with Boardley completing the top six ahead of Ben Green.
Colin White took the AM class victory in eighth overall, with Rob Gaffney the final Pro entrant in ninth ahead of AM runners Fraser Robertson, Chris Ingram and David Brooks.
Full race results can be found here.