Will Burns took the fight for the GT4 Supercup title right to the very last lap of the last race at Brands Hatch yesterday (Oct 2nd). Although Burns finished the season with the most points, Wrigley took the title after applying the dropped points rule (1 dropped point for Wrigley, 10 dropped points for Burns), which meant Wrigley finished only 3 points ahead of Burns.
In 3rd place for most of the race, Burns made a lunge for second on the last lap and took the position, only to be followed through by Tom Wrigley who had tracked Burns for the entire race. Burns used all of his racing skill to hold Wrigley back on the last lap while giving Jack Mitchell every opportunity to make a move on Wrigley and take third place. For much of the last lap the drivers were almost three abreast, but Wrigley managed to maintain third place and take the Championship for 2016.
The weekend had started in the best way possible for Burns, taking pole position by a full second. Tom Wrigley could only manage 10th place. During race 1, Burns lost first position on lap 2 but was able to regain the lead on lap 7 and pull away to finish the race in first place, cutting Tom Wrigley’s championship lead to only 12 points.
In the AM class, Chris Ingram took 2nd place in the overall standings after Colin White secured the championship after the first race of the weekend.
To start the final race 12 points behind the leader was a testament to both Burns’ abilities and determination, and, to the skill and dedication of the Douglas Motorsport race team. This 2016 season Douglas Motorsport has produced 3 vice champions (Stuart Middleton – Ginetta Junior, Will Burns – Ginetta GT4 Supercup, Chris Ingram – Ginetta GT4 Supercup AM class), a Rookie Champion (Daniel Harper – Ginetta Junior), a 4th and 5th place in the British F3 championship (Thomas Randle, who produced one of the drives of the season when winning at Spa-Francorchamps and Enaam Ahmed who claimed a 3rd, 2nd and 1st place at the very first race weekend).