Burns continues Supercup podium run at Snetterton
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Will Burns grabbed another podium finish in the latest Michelin Ginetta FT4 Supercup round at Snetterton.
Will Burns has brought the first half of his 2016 Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup campaign to a positive conclusion with a seventh podium finish of the season so far at Snetterton.
Burns headed to Norfolk as a newly-married man after tying the knot with Jessica during the eight-week break since the last rounds at Oulton Park in early June, a period during which the Weston-based racer also celebrated his 26th birthday.
After taking a podium finish and a new lap record at Snetterton 12 months ago, Burns was in confident mood as he kicked off the meeting in practice and it showed, with him placing his Cases Ltd, MH Automation and Eurocams-backed Ginetta G55 second on the timesheets for the day.
Burns would go on to perfectly replicate that result in qualifying on Saturday, improving his best lap time to a 1.56.112 to secure second on the grid for the opening race of the weekend.
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The front row start would be converted into his seventh podium finish in the opening nine races of the season, courtesy of a controlled drive in the opener, with Burns holding his position from lights-to-flag.
That ensured he started race two from second on the grid once again, though this time it would be a much closer battle with leader Wrigley throughout the race. Despite some brilliant defensive driving for a number of laps, Burns eventually slipped to fourth at the finish.
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That result meant he was set to line up second on the reverse grid for race three, with a challenge for the race victory in his sights. Unfortunately for Burns and the Douglas Motorsport team however, timetable delays led to the race being cancelled at the end of the day.
The two strong points hauls for the weekend ensures Burns remains joint second in the Supercup standings at the halfway point of the campaign, with the second half of the season kicking off next weekend (August 13-14) at Knockhill in Scotland.
Will said: “We started the weekend off strongly with top two times in each of the practice sessions, and I was really pleased to turn that pace into our first front row start of the season in qualifying.
“I was a little bit disappointed not to have been able to challenge more for the win in race one, which shows just how far we’ve come in pace since the start of the year, but to get another podium finish under my belt was a great result.”