Will Burns continues to impress with another Ginetta GT4 Supercup Victory

by Denis Hardy

Rob Boston Racing’s Will Burns has continued to impress on his return to the 2019 Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 Supercup, by taking two podium finishes including a race win at the second meeting of the season, at Donington Park.

Qualifying saw Burns take his second Supercup career pole position after putting in a lap of 1:18.874s to snatch the place from Mike Epps in tricky conditions. 

Race one saw an interrupted race with the safety car appearing twice, on the final restart he was in fourth place, rallying in the closing stages to put in the fastest lap of the races and take third in the process.

Race two, saw Burns on the second row of the grid, away quickly he soon caught and passed the second place man, then set about catching the race leader who was some 3.5 seconds clear.  Happily for Burns the safety car came out, after Carl Shield left the track, closing the field up.  

After the restart Burns applied the pressure, and at the start of lap 12, he took the lead at Redgate, and ultimately the race win.

In the final race of the weekend, Burns’ race seemed over before it began, pulling into the pits after the parade lap, with driveshaft failure. 

The Rob Boston team went to work though, managed to get the car fixed and after the race was stopped for a major crash, Burns was allowed to restart at the back of the grid.

From last on the grid, Burns had a great drive eventually making it up to sixth overall, taking fifth place in the Pro Class, gaining vital points and keeping his championship alive. 

Burns commented, “I’m delighted with the weekend. We overcame every obstacle thrown at us and came away with a big haul of championship points which is crucial. Two fastest laps, a race win and two podium finishes, I really can’t complain about anything.

“With our pace in the wet and the dry in Thursday practice, we were confident we could fight at the front no matter what the weather threw at us over the weekend. I was really pleased with our performance in qualifying, to get pole position by such a large margin.

“Race one was a struggle, trying to get into a rhythm with the safety cars, so to still get a podium was great. It all came together in race two though, the Rob Boston Racing Ginetta was rapid and once I was out front, I was able to control the race.

“I certainly played my get out of jail free card in race three. The team did a tremendous job getting the car turned around and I gave it everything to get up the order and salvage as many points as possible. It was a good end to a great weekend.”

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