Will Burns says he has “nothing to lose” at Brands Hatch next weekend as he heads into the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup season finale right in contention for the title.
Having revived his championship challenge last month at Rockingham, Burns kept his hopes alive with another consistent front-running outing at Silverstone last weekend.
That came as he bounced back from his worst qualifying session of the season so far, as he placed his Douglas Motorsport Ginetta G55 GT4 seventh on the grid for race one.
The 26 year old made amends with a battling display in the opening race though, picking his way through the leading pack en-route to a fourth place finish.
Burns would go one better in the next encounter after coming out on top in a wheel-to-wheel battle with championship rival Tom Wrigley over the final podium position.
After inititally slipping to fifth in the reverse grid final race, Burns fought back to another third place finish for his fifteenth podium finish of the season, and the 30th of his Supercup career to date.
The weekend’s results means Burns now lies 24 points adrift of Wrigley at the top of the standings with just the three races remaining at Brands Hatch GP.
“We headed into the weekend expecting a difficult one as we haven’t had the most successful history at Silverstone in recent seasons, and following our worst qualifying of the season, it was a case of damage limitation in the races,” said Burns.
“Looking at it that way, it was a great weekend in the end to come away with a pair of podium finishes. While luck went in our favour at times, we showed some good pace and pulled off some top overtaking moves.
“The key thing is we head to Brands Hatch with a chance of the championship. I have nothing to lose and anything can happen on the final weekend. There’s no pressure on me, so I’m going to enjoy the build-up and do everything I can in the last three races to take the title.”