Busy week­end for White in two Ginet­tas

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Reign­ing Ginetta GT4 Su­per­cup Am cham­pion Colin White scored a class vic­tory from last on the grid in the first race at Brands Hatch de­spite a late ar­rival as he had spent the morn­ing rac­ing in the Dun­lop Pro­to­type Se­ries event at Sil­ver­stone.

White, who did not take part in qual­i­fy­ing for the Su­per­cup as a re­sult, ex­plained that his drive in a Ginetta G57 at the Northamp­ton­shire track was part of an ef­fort to help the new se­ries at­tract more par­tic­i­pants.

He said: “Try­ing to do the two was very dif­fi­cult, to go from one to the other as they are such dif­fer­ent types of cars, but it was good fun, and I thor­oughly en­joyed it.

“[Sil­ver­stone] was all about try­ing the cars out and try­ing to en­tice more peo­ple in to do it so they can build a good class up and do a whole se­ries.”

White, who scored a fur­ther two class wins in the re­main­ing Su­per­cup races at Brands Hatch, was able to race at the Kent cir­cuit af­ter Ginetta chair­man Lawrence Tom­lin­son gave him a lift in his he­li­copter.

White said: “Lawrence gave me a ride down in his he­li­copter so that was re­ally nice of him. We did a Top Gear thing with a friend of mine [who] drove down in Nis­san GTR and we went in the he­li­copter. We ac­tu­ally got to Brands, sat around for an hour, had a race and he still hadn’t ar­rived.”

White con­tested Pro­to­type Se­ries race be­fore fly­ing to Brands

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