Burns back on track with superb double GT Cup victory

PUBLISHED: 11:30 20 October 2017 | UPDATED: 11:30 20 October 2017

Will Burns.

Will Burns.

Richard Styles

Will Burns made a triumphant return to GT racing at Snetterton as he secured a pair of class victories on his GT Cup Championship debut.

Will Burns made a triumphant return to GT racing at Snetterton as he secured a pair of class victories on his GT Cup Championship debut in a HHC Motorsport Ginetta G55 GT4.

Just four weeks after he was airlifted to hospital following a huge accident in the penultimate meeting of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season, Burns returned to racing in style as he produced superb pace across the Snetterton meeting.

The 27-year-old would be in familiar surroundings as he teamed up with the hugely successful HHC Motorsport outfit, with whom he previously raced in the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup in 2015, and who have this season won both the British GT4 and Supercup titles with Ginetta G55’s.

The Cases Ltd supported driver rose from 15th on the grid to sixth overall and the GTA class lead on the opening lap, before maintaining position for the remainder of the race to take the class victory and make a long-awaited return to the top step of a podium.

Burns carried the momentum from that success into the next day and after setting the class pace in qualifying, he took over from his racing partner halfway through the final 50-minute race and fight through the field to secure another GTA victory in seventh overall.

Will said: “It was great to get back in a race car after the crash at Silverstone. I’ve always enjoyed racing a Ginetta G55 and it was brilliant to be back with HHC Motorsport, they gave us a fantastic car.

“I’d like to thank Mike Newbould for this opportunity and it was really enjoyable racing with him. If it wasn’t for his great first stint in the car, we wouldn’t have brought home the silverware we did. It was a really nice way to end the year.”

Comments have been disabled on this article.

More from Weston Mercury

Yesterday, 15:41

Weston and Bath City face off in ‘one of the ties of round’ on Saturday, with the winner earning a spot in the first round proper of the FA Cup.

Read more
Yesterday, 21:12

Ale festival organisers are hailing this year’s event as the best yet after raising thousands of pounds.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:04

A Halloween family fun day will be held in Weston this weekend.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

A crackdown on hate crime has been announced by Avon and Somerset Constabulary.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:00

A plaque paying tribute to the late comedian Ken Dodd has been unveiled at The Playhouse in Weston.

Read more
The Playhouse Weston-super-Mare
Yesterday, 15:33

Weston-super-Mare’s eagerly-anticipated winter attraction Icescape opens at the Tropicana tonight (Thursday), promising to deliver plenty of thrills and spills over the festive season.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:00

Sixty people in Weston were caught watching live TV without a licence in the past year, new figures have revealed.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:00

People who work for the armed forces, police, NHS and other public services can go on rides for free with their families at Weston’s Grand Pier next month.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00

A Weston-super-Mare family have spoken of their ‘terrifying’ ordeal having been caught up in the Majorca floods.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00

A couple who took part in this year’s Strictly Fun Dancing for Weston Hospicecare are appealing for people to sign up to the next event.

Read more
Weston Hospicecare Weston-super-Mare

Most Read Sport

Read Online

Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 7°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists