Burns focuses on SuperCup fightback after tough Oulton Park result
PUBLISHED: 09:10 12 June 2015 | UPDATED: 09:10 12 June 2015
Weston's Will Burns maintained his challenge for this season's Ginetta GT4 SuperCup title at Oulton Park.
WILL Burns maintained his challenge for this season’s Ginetta GT4 SuperCup title at Oulton Park in Cheshire last weekend.
The Weston racer headed to Oulton Park vying for the top of the standings alongside HHC Motorsport team-mates Carl Breeze and Jamie Orton.
Burns’ excellent early season form continued in qualifying, setting the third quickest overall time which placed him on the second row for Saturday afternoon’s opening race.
Following a less than ideal start, Burns lost a single place off the start, but was sitting in a comfortable fourth place throughout the vast majority of the race.
But a momentary lack of concentration sent the Cases Ltd and Eurocams-backed ace across the grass in the latter half of the race. He rejoined in the same position but with grass now obstructing the radiator grill, the car’s engine, new for the weekend, began to overheat.
Burns therefore wisely decided to stop the car and pull over to prevent any potential damage to the engine or other parts on his Ginetta G55 GT4 machine.
Sunday’s second and final race was therefore going to be one of attrition and battling through the field to chase the leading pack. Burns quickly did just that scything through both the amateur and pro-class drivers, up to a fantastic sixth place on a circuit.
In his valiant efforts to claim fifth place, Burns finally had to concede his sixth place after he went a little wide, and he remained in that position to the chequered flag.
Will said: “That was a pretty tough weekend, but one that I’m already determined to quickly put behind me and get back on track in two weeks’ time.”
Will Burns is already preparing to fight back at the next rounds of the Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup at Croft in north Yorkshire on June 27-28.
It will receive live television coverage on ITV4, on June 28.