MOTORSPORT: Aaron bounces back in style to seal second

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AARON Williamson secured second place in the Ginetta GT Supercup Championship despite enduring a mixed weekend at Silverstone.

The 19-year-old Holbeach Drove ace was involved in a serious smash on Saturday, but recovered to claim a pivotal fourth place a day later to clinch the runners-up spot.

There was nothing Williamson could do to avoid the impact in race one.

The race had to be stopped for more than 40 minutes to deal with the incident, as the other driver was cut from from the wreckage.

Fortunately no-one was seriously hurt in the accident, but Williamson’s car was seriously damaged and he was unable to continue.

Williamson’s championship position was now seriously in doubt after his DNF – and he was concerned that his car wouldn’t be repaired in time to take part in Sunday’s race.

But the Finesse Motorsport team worked into the early hours to re-build the front end of the car and Williamson was relieved to be in a position to compete in the last race, albeit from the back of the grid.

Undeterred, he charged through the field to finish fourth – which was enough to seal second overall.

Williamson said: “It’s been an amazing season.

“We had a lot of bad luck early in the season, but with the hard work from the Finesse Motorsport team and the sponsorship from Peterborough Waste Management, we managed some great results.

“I’m hoping to secure enough funding so I can compete again in 2012 and hopefully lift the championship trophy.”