Rob Boston Racing’s Tom Wrigley dominated the third race of the weekend at Knockhill to take his second Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup hat-trick of the season so far. Wrigley showed dominant form throughout the race to take his third win of the weekend taking a lights to flag victory. He edged out Douglas Motorsport’s Will Burns on his way to setting the new lap record for the championship around the Scottish circuit. Wrigley was 4.2 seconds back from Wrigley at the chequered flag. Burns finished the race in second.

The main battle spectators concentrated on was the battle for third place, Ben Green took third this time. The move to secure his third place finish came on the opening lap, he dived down the inside of Mark Davies at Scotsman. Hibbert followed Green through to pass Davies, demoting the latter to fifth. This saw the start of a race long battle between the three as they all tried to take third with Green coming out on top. Davies hit back as he slid down the inside of Tom Hibbert as they entered the final hairpin.

After they ran nose to tail for the majority of the race it was Hibbert who regained the position on lap twelve and managed to hold on to the place until the chequered flag was brought out early. The red flag was brought out after Mike Newbold was stranded on the circuit. Green held on to third, his second podium finish so far this year. Fifth seemed to be a blessing in disguise for Mark Davies as he was then drawn to be on pole for the reversed grid race. Carl Boardley drove superbly to climb from thirteenth up to sixth ahead of Callum Pointon in seventh.

Colin White was about to claim another dominating win in the AM class until contact with Carl Boardley led to a retirement. Chris Ingram inherited the win, his first of the season so far. Grahame Tilley and David Brooks completed the podium for the AM class. Fraser Roberston and Mike Newbold failed to make it to the finish after their contact late in the race caused the red flag.

 

©Fay Tilley 15th July 2016.

 

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