Will still looking for maiden GT4 victory
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Weston motor racing start Will Burns has reached the halfway point in this season’s Ginetta GT4 Supercup championship.
WILL Burns has reached the halfway point in this season’s Ginetta GT4 Supercup championship, and is already hard at work preparing to score his maiden GT4 win of his career.
The Weston racer rates the report card of the first half of his season with top squad HHC Motorsport as a “B to B minus”. The opening five weekends of the year have been filled with highs as well as lows for Burns.
The season has been successful so far, with six podium finishes from the opening 14 races, the highest of which took place at Thruxton in Hampshire. Broadcast live on ITV4, Burns had looked set for his first win, leading throughout the race only for a rival to beat him to the flag in the closing stages using fresher tyres.
That race concluded a hat-trick of podium finishes over the course of the weekend. Burns was on a real roll at that point with momentum gained from the opening two weekends of the year.
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Since that point in May though, a mixture of bad luck as well as mechanical faults have stuttered his progress. But Burns is already seeking to kick start his season back into life when the championship returns after its break at Snetterton in Norfolk on August 8-9.
Following his Thruxton success, Burns sat a comfortable third in the points behind both of his HHC team-mates. After his recent misfortunes, he is eager to re-claim his spot.
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He said: “I’m going to work extremely hard over the half term break. There’s eight weeks of downtime for some drivers, but we’ve already planned some test sessions, including one at Snetterton where we head to next. A race victory would also be very important to me.
“I’d finally like to thank Eurocams Ltd for coming onboard as a sponsor this season. Their support has been very valuable and I’m looking forward to working with them over the course of the second half of the year. I want to get back out on track now.”