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Wrigley Celebrates “Incredible” Knockhill Hat-Trick

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Tom Wrigley has expressed his delight after continuing his record-breaking Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup campaign with a hat-trick of wins at Knockhill.

He celebrated his 24th birthday with his second hat-trick of the season and extended his championship lead 93 points with eight races remaining.

Returning to the scene of his second SuperCup win twelve months ago, Wrigley was in imperious form across the weekend and despite problems with a broken differential in Friday practice, the Rob Boston Racing driver secured his third pole position of the season.

The opening race was the rescheduled reverse grid race from Snetterton, and starting fourth, Wrigley bided his time in the early stages, benefiting from misfortune for others to move up to third and a chance of race victory.

A slick move into the hairpin gave him second and dived past the leader into the first corner to take a lead he would hold to the flag.  That result meant Wrigley became the first driver in SuperCup history to start a season with eleven consecutive podium finishes.

He would extend this record in races two and three, with dominant lights-to-flag performances, however, the final race of the weekend was marred by contact which spun him around at the hairpin.

Wrigley was forced to pit for some swift repairs and rejoined one lap down, but by race finished he had climbed up to seventh.

After an ‘incredible weekend’ Wrigley paid tribute to his team.

“Rob and the team gave me a fantastic car all weekend, the relentless hard work is paying off and I’m delighted to reward them with some more victories.

“To celebrate my birthday and take three race wins is unbelievable.”

Wrigley now has thirteen podium finishes in the opening fourteen races including nine race wins – two shy of the all-time record for a season.

This means he takes a 93 point championship lead heading into the next three rounds at Rockingham on 27/28 August.

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