MOTORSPORT: Teenaged driver raring to go

Challenging times in Norfolk: Williamson haring around Snetterton circuit
Challenging times in Norfolk: Williamson haring around Snetterton circuit
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Aaron Williamson faces a tough battle this weekend when the GT Supercup moves north of the border to Knockhill race circuit in Scotland.

The 19-year-old Holbeach Drove driver is currently running third in the championship after picking up good points at Snetterton.

The Norfolk circuit has undergone a multi-million pound transformation, creating a very challenging three-mile track.

After qualifying fifth, Williamson managed to quickly pick his way through to 3rd place and maintain that position to collect another trophy.

Race two saw a change of luck for Williamson, who was set to start third on the grid when the drive shaft broke on the green flag lap.

A very disappointed Williamson had to retire to the pit lane before the race got under way.

This also meant that Wiliamson would have to start at the back of the grid for race three. Despite this, he managed to battle through the field to take another third place.

The Ginetta GT Supercup is a two class championship for both Ginetta G55 and G50 models, the winner of the G50 Championship wins a loaned G55 car for the 2012 Championship so there is everything to play for over the coming rounds.

Williamson, who is sponsored by Peterborough Waste Management, is now looking forward to visiting his favourite track this weekend. The 1.3 mile track near Fife and is one of the most testing tracks on the BTCC Calendar.

Williamson said: “Knockhill is a very technical track, which totally suits my driving style.

“I absolutely loved racing there last year and I’m confident that, together with the Finesse Motor Sport team, I will gain some valuable points this weekend.”

The Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup is a support race for the British Touring Cars Championship and will be televised live on ITV4 on Sunday 11am-6pm. Provisional time for the GT Supercup race is 3.30pm.