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  • Simon Paice

Will Burns Targets Championship Glory In 2020 Ginetta GT4 SuperCup

Two-time Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 SuperCup runner-up Will Burns is determined to make it third time lucky this season as he mounts a title challenge in the British Touring Car Championship support series with Rob Boston Racing. Returning to the championship in 2019 after two years away, the Weston-Super-Mare racer enjoyed his best campaign in the series so far as he took the battle for the drivers’ title right down to the final race of the campaign – just as he had done in his last season in 2016. Lining up with two-time champions Rob Boston Racing, Burns made a statement of intent with a victory on the opening weekend of the season, before another success next time out at Donington Park made it clear that he would be one-to-watch in the title battle. A run of eight consecutive podium finishes in the middle of the season included a stunning double victory at Thruxton and a fifth win of the campaign at Knockhill. He eventually ended the season with 17 podiums, more than anyone else, but it wasn’t quite enough to secure title glory. Burns, who races with the support of Cases Ltd, Eurocams and Absolute Plastering Services, is now ready to bounce back from that disappointment and once again challenge for the title this season in one of the most competitive one-make GT championships in the UK. The 29 year old, who competed in the BTCC and British GT Championship in-between his spells in the GT4 SuperCup, is now one of the most successful drivers in GT4 SuperCup history. From 104 race starts, he has eight victories and 49 podium finishes to his name. Will Burns: “I’m delighted to be competing in the Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 SuperCup once again. I really enjoy competing in what is a fantastic championship, with great racing on track and a high profile package to compete on in support of the BTCC. “I definitely come into 2020 with unfinished business in the series. To twice take the title battle down to the final race of the season and miss out is agonising, and I’m determined to come back stronger and challenge for the title once again. “Rob Boston Racing are the most successful team in championship history and a great group of people, so it was a no brainer to run with them again. We’ve had a strong start in pre-season testing and we’re ready to hit the ground running at Donington Park.” The 2020 Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 Supercup will be contested over eight weekends across the country in support of the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship, racing with live television coverage on ITV4 in front of average trackside crowds of over 38,000 per race weekend.

Image from Jakob Ebrey Photography.

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