Rob Boston has praised the ‘skill, professionalism and dedication’ of Tom Wrigley after he delivered Boston’s eponymous team with the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup drivers’ title for the first time.
In their second season working together, a sensational campaign for Wrigley in his Rob Boston Racing Ginetta G55 GT4 produced nine race victories and seven other podium finishes on his way to the crown.
“It’s been such an epic experience this season,” said an elated Boston. “It’s been an absolute pleasure working with Tom, he’s been a consummate professional and it’s such a joy to work with a talented guy like him.
“We’ve provided him with the goods to get there, but at the same time, hats off to him for going out there and doing the job on track. We’re so happy!”
The title was decided in a nail-biting season finale, with Boston and his team having to watch on from the pitwall as Wrigley fought with his championship rival Will Burns.
The duel for the crown would go down to the final racing lap of the season, with Wrigley crucially making a move to secure the points needed for the title, to the massive relief of the RBR squad.
“I actually thought I was going to have a heart-attack. What a race,” he enthused. “Earlier in the season when we had a big points advantage we’d have happily wrapped it up a weekend early.
“But as it’s happened, this is a really great way to win it. It showed that Tom can deliver under the biggest pressure and really showed what he’s made of as a driver.”
Boston, himself a former race-winner in the championship back in 2013, believes Wrigley has shown all the attributes required to enjoy a successful career in the sport.
“Tom has the pace to go and win from the front, plus he has that sheer determination to succeed that you need,” he reflected. “He’s single-minded, focused on what he needs to do, and he’s a great character as well, he’s got all the ingredients.
“We never put him under any pressure all season. We gave him some nuggets of wisdom here and there, but it’s his determination and skill that won him the championship and will serve him well in the future.”
Wrigley’s success adds to Rob Boston Racing’s previous title victories across Lotus and Mazda competition, with Boston immensely proud of their most high-profile title win to date.
Boston concluded. “It’s a great feeling for all of us. Everyone has put in so much effort, including my mum, my dad and my wife, it’s a real family effort.
“All the crew have put in so much work as well, for little, if any, financial reward. We all do it for the love of motorsport, and moments like this make it all worthwhile.”