Tom Wrigley has increased his advantage at the top of the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup standings to 24 points with a pair of podium finishes during the penultimate meeting of the season at Silverstone.
Having seen his championship lead cut by over 70 points during a nightmare outing at Rockingham last month, the Rob Boston Racing ace was eager to return to the front of the field this time out.
Whilst he was unable to replicate his pole position feats from twelve months ago around the National circuit, Wrigley was third fastest in qualifying, just 0.066s off the top spot.
A grid penalty carried over from Rockingham meant he would start fifth for race one, but that didn’t phase him as he battled his way through the leading pack to take second at the finish.
That became third position post-race however after he was deemed to have gained an unfair advantage on the opening lap and was handed a ten second time penalty by the stewards.
Wrigley responded with a hard-fought fourth place finish in the second encounter, having gone wheel-to-wheel with chief championship rival Will Burns amongst others through the race.
The championship leader would then cap off his weekend with a fifteenth podium finish of the season so far in the live-televised race three, which helps ensure he holds the title advantage heading to Brands Hatch next month.
“It’s been mission accomplished this weekend. After the troubles at Rockingham, we came here determined to get back on the podium and extend our championship lead, and that’s exactly what we’ve done,” said Wrigley.
“It was probably the hardest weekend I’ve had so far in my racing career, in terms of the size of the mental challenge. They were incredibly close-fought races and I had to be at the top of my game to ensure we came through cleanly with the points we needed.
“I’m looking forward to Brands Hatch. We won’t have any penalties hanging over us heading there, so we can go for pole position in qualifying and try to win some races and the title.”