Delighted Burns too hot for Ginetta rivals to handle in excellent effort at Donington

PUBLISHED: 17:30 01 May 2019

Will Burns in action at Donington Park (pic Jakob Ebrey)

Will Burns in action at Donington Park (pic Jakob Ebrey)

Jakob Ebrey

Will Burns said he was 'delighted' to record victory at the Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 Supercup season at Donington Park last weekend.

Will Burns in action at Donington Park (pic Jakob Ebrey)Will Burns in action at Donington Park (pic Jakob Ebrey)

After two seasons away, Burns started with victory at Brands Hatch before picking up his second win in Leicestershire.

The latest result sees him move up to third in championshp standings ahead of June's race in North Yorkshire at the Croft cirucit and the 28-year-old was full of praise for his team.

Burns said: “I'm delighed 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.”

Will Burns in action at Donington Park (pic Jakob Ebrey)Will Burns in action at Donington Park (pic Jakob Ebrey)

A strong track record has seen the Weston driver pick up three podium finishes in his first four GT4 SuperCup races of the 2019 season and record his second ever pole position with a time of one minute, 18.874 seconds.

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

The first two races started on Saturday afternoon with Burns recording his 34th podium finish move him to third on the series' all-time list.

The second race saw him take first place after a great move into the Redgate corner on lap 12.

Will Burns in action at Donington Park (pic Jakob Ebrey)Will Burns in action at Donington Park (pic Jakob Ebrey)

However, a driveshift failure in race three caused the Weston driver to miss the race start, moving him to last place.

A solid drive saw Burns climb into sixth place and fifth in the Pro Class contigent left him delighted with a great weekend overall.

“Race one was a struggle, trying to get into a rhythm with the safety cars, so to still get a podium was great,” he said.

“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 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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