Wrigley con­tin­ues un­stop­pable run with an­other dou­ble win

Motor Sport News - - Rounds - By Lewis Larkam

Tom Wrigley strength­ened his stran­gle­hold at the top of the Ginetta GT4 Su­per­cup, se­cur­ing pole po­si­tion, two wins and two fastest laps in a com­mand­ing dis­play.

Wrigley’s per­for­mance across the Oul­ton Park week­end re­flected his size­able lead in the stand­ings, which was ex­tended to a dis­tant 63 points over near­est chal­lenger Will Burns af­ter he made it five wins on the bounce.

Fol­low­ing on from his tre­ble at Don­ing­ton back in April – a feat man­aged by only two other driv­ers in Ginetta GT4 Su­per­cup his­tory – the Rob Bos­ton Rac­ing driver stormed to pole by nearly four tenths, be­fore he set about con­trol­ling both races to earn his fifth and sixth vic­to­ries of 2016.

Mark Davies got the best start of all in race one to surge past Jamie Or­ton as Wrigley nar­rowly held onto the lead through Old Hall. Con­sec­u­tive fastest laps al­lowed Wrigley to ease to the win, pulling clear by 2.5 sec­onds at the flag.

Burns slid past for­mer HHC team-mate Or­ton on lap five, while a three­way scrap over sec­ond place de­vel­oped in the clos­ing stages, with Burns com­ing out on top on the fi­nal lap af­ter pass­ing Davies at Is­land.

A last-gasp at­tempt to re­take Burns ended up with Davies lock­ing up and ul­ti­mately los­ing a fur­ther po­si­tion to Or­ton, who com­pleted the podium.

Aided by a quick get­away in the sec­ond race, in-form Wrigley was im­pe­ri­ous as he once more led home Burns at the end of the 15-lap en­counter, even if the mar­gin of vic­tory was less sub­stan­tial.

“It’s turn­ing out to be a great sea­son,” said Wrigley. “It’s been an­other to­tally per­fect week­end to match Don­ing­ton.”

TCR’S Davies was again fast off the line and sub­se­quently jumped Or­ton on the run into the first cor­ner for the sec­ond time, and, on this oc­ca­sion, he was suc­cess­ful in hold­ing off the Triple M Mo­tor­sport driver for the fi­nal spot on the ros­trum.

In the Am class, Colin White con­tin­ued to dis­play his su­pe­ri­or­ity by tak­ing his tally of vic­to­ries for the sea­son up to seven with 10th and 12th place fin­ishes over­all to boot.

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Wrigley has won six of the eight Su­per­cup races so far Davies (r) and Or­ton squab­ble for podium places

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