Board­ley takes maiden win as Or­ton stars

Ginetta GT4 Su­per­cup

Motor Sport News - - Btcc Report: Silverstone - By Alex Kalin­auckas

Jamie Or­ton claimed two Ginetta GT4 Su­per­cup wins at Sil­ver­stone be­fore Carl Board­ley claimed his first ever win in the se­ries with vic­tory in the fi­nale.

Or­ton took the lead at the start of race one from pole­sit­ter Board­ley, who dropped fur­ther down the or­der when he lost out in a three­way clash with Cal­lum Poin­ton and Tom Wrigley at Mag­gotts.

Or­ton raced clear with Wrigley in pur­suit and the pair fin­ished in that or­der with the Triple M Mo­tor­sport driver win­ning by 0.3s. Poin­ton came home third, but was later up­graded to sec­ond when Wrigley was handed a 10-sec­ond penalty for the lap one in­ci­dent.

In race two, Poin­ton jumped Or­ton off the line and held on to first place for nine laps be­fore a sweep­ing move around the out­side of Brook­lands earned Or­ton the lead once again. Board­ley took sec­ond as Poin­ton faded to fifth and Will Burns com­pleted the podium.

In race three, Boadley took the win af­ter stalk­ing and even­tu­ally pass­ing pole­sit­ter Mark Davies, who re­ceived a five-sec­ond penalty for track lim­its abuse and fin­ished fourth. Wrigley came sec­ond – and main­tains the cham­pi­onship lead head­ing into the sea­son fi­nale at Brands Hatch – with Burns again in third. Or­ton re­tired with a power steer­ing pump fail­ure af­ter be­ing hit from be­hind in the early stages.

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