Burns back on track with superb double GT Cup victory
PUBLISHED: 11:30 20 October 2017 | UPDATED: 11:30 20 October 2017
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.”