Ginetta GT4 Supercup

Wrigley Makes It Two In Two With Dominant Victory

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Tom Wrigley completed a perfect 24th birthday with a second win in two Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup races at Knockhill to further extend his championship lead to over 100 points.

Wrigley stormed away from pole position to lead the field through the first complex of corners, and that proved crucial as chaos reigned behind.

That came as a fast-starting Tom Hibbert, Reece Somerfield and Carl Boardley headed into Scotsman side-by-side, with contact sending Somerfield and Boardley into the gravel trap.

With both G55’s left stranded off track the safety car was introduced as they were recovered, with the action resuming on lap six with Wrigley heading his title rival Will Burns.

It proved to be evenly matched the front over the first half of the race, but whenever Burns was able to chip away at Wrigley’s advantage, the leader would hit back.

Ultimately, Wrigley took his eighth victory of the season so far by eight tenths of a second, with Burns bouncing back well from his race one disappointment with an eighth podium to date.

The battle for third was close fought throughout the race, with Hibbert holding the position for a large spell of the race ahead of Ben Green and Mark Davies.

Ginetta Junior graduate Green grabbed the positon on lap fourteen, with a double whammy for Hibbert seeing him also lose out to Davies a lap later at the first corner.

Green looked set to take his second rostrum finish of the campaign, however Davies put him under immense pressure in the closing laps and made a move around the outside at the last corner.

A great exit saw Davies out-drag his rival to the flag, with the former triple Ginetta champion making it a double podium for the weekend by just two hundredths of a second.

Hibbert finished up fifth at the flag ahead of Callum Pointon, while Colin White took another dominant AM class victory in seventh overall – his eleventh win in twelve races.

Chris Ingram and Grahame Tilley rounded out the AM class podium followed by David Brooks and Fraser Robertson, the latter recovering from an early spin at Clark.

With Mike Newbold not classified in the results after dropping five laps following early contact, only eleven cars reached the chequered flag – the lowest total in the championship so far this season.

Full race results can be found here.

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