Richardson Racing maintains Porsche podium run at Silverstone
The Richardson Racing team enjoyed another fine weekend on track with a double podium finish from the latest rounds of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB season at Silverstone.
The Corby-based team made the short trip to the Home of British Motorsport buoyed by a stunning first win in the series at Thruxton a week earlier, where series rookie Will Martin also added another podium with a fine third place finish.
Will’s Silverstone weekend started well as he posted the seventh best time in Friday practice – lapping noticeably quicker than he had done during testing earlier in the week.
Improving his pace still further come qualifying on Saturday morning, Will secured a place on the second row of the grid for the second successive meeting, with the striking #10 Porsche lining up in fourth place for the start.
Getting ahead of Lorcan Hanafin on the opening lap around the short National circuit, Will found himself running behind fellow rookie Sam MacLeod in third spot after an early caution period.
From there on, Will would pile the pressure on his rival and on the very last lap, was able to make a move stick to secure a hard fought, and well earned, second place finish.
The reverse grid draw Will saw line up in fourth on the grid although he would drop a place on the opening lap behind championship leader Harry King.
Moving up into fourth with an opportunistic move on Sam MacLeod when he was run wide out of Becketts, Will then found himself behind former Ginetta Junior rival Hanafin in the fight for third.
Trying to make a move into Brooklands on lap 17, Will saw the chance to try and cut back inside Hanafin as the pair turned into Luffield, and slid up the inside with a stunning move to take the position.
It means Will heads into a month long break ahead of round seven at Snetterton having taken four successive podium finishes, with the series rookie sitting sixth in the championship standings. just 20 points away from the top three.
“I’m over the moon again,” he said. “We have really switched it on in these two meetings and to get two further podiums this weekend is fantastic.
“It certainly wasn’t easy because it is so close around here on the times and I had to really fight hard in both races. There were some good battles on track and I feel I made some really good moves in both races to climb up the order. In race one, it was a bit of ambitious move on the final lap that earned me the position, and in race two, I saw a chance to get some more silverware and had to take it.
“I think we have exceeded our expectations again this weekend and it’s good to show that our results at Thruxton weren’t simply because we got it right at that circuit. The team has done a brilliant job and has worked so hard in our first season in the series and has really deserved these results.
“It’s almost a shame that we have a bit of break now before Snetterton as we’ve got some good momentum behind us, but we can use the time to look over everything and make sure that we come out fighting for the final two rounds.”