Douglas Motorsport’s Will Burns took the final pole position of the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup season. He kicked off the final race weekend of the year in style when he secured the crucial pole position as he fought to close in on championship leader Tom Wrigley. Burns topped the time sheets by over a second. Tom Wrigley was unable to match the pace as he seemed to be struggling, he qualified down in tenth. The Supercup drivers were the first out on track in the morning, they were greeted by a damp circuit after overnight rain showers. Jamie Orton and Mark Davies got caught out early on during the session with both having off track excursions. Burns was not put off by the conditions as the Douglas Motorsport man stormed to setting a lap time of 1:40.716 to top the times and take pole position.
Jack Mitchell, Mark Davies and Ben Green were all in contention for a front row start early in the session. Jamie Orton went on to make his presence known towards the front end of the grid, but was only able to qualify in fifth. This being the lowest he had qualified during the season. Mitchell headed the pack to take a front row start alongside Burns for the opening encounter in Mitchell’s second race weekend in the Supercup. Behind were Davies and Boardley fighting over third and fourth with Davies taking third and Boardley in fourth. Fifth place was Orton followed closely by Tom Hibbert.
Series debutants Jack Bartholomew and Jamie Stanley secured seventh and eighth respectively on the opening encounters grid. Ben Green slipped to ninth at the end after a promising display early on in the session. Rob Gaffney, Callum Pointon and Reece Somerfield rounded out the pro class runners. Colin White secured the AM class pole position ahead of David Brooks in second, Chris Ingram in third, Fraser Robertson in fourth and Grahame Tilley in fifth.
©Fay Tilley 5th October.