Wrigley continues unstoppable run with another double win
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