MOTORSPORT: Williamson’s hat-trick haul

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THREE was Aaron Williamson’s magic number at Brands Hatch as he took a hat-trick of wins to jump up to second in the Ginetta GT Supercup Championship.

The 19-year-old from Holbeach Drove went into the weekend sitting third in the driver standings, but still within striking distance of the title.

Williamson was disappointed with his qualifying position of fifth, but made a determined effort at the start and managed to get into second spot place after the first lap. He then moved into the lead after lap five and maintained his position to the finish.

Race two was totally different. Williamson started on pole, but had to drive the most defensive race of his career with the championship leader hot on his heels.

But he kept his cool and drove a faultless 14 laps to take his second win of the weekend.

Sunday’s 17 lap race saw a repeat performance, with Williamson leading from start to finish. The race was disrupted by two safety car periods, but Williamson was unfazed and handled the situation perfectly.

It wasn’t enough to deny Tom Ingram the title – but the Holbeach Drove ace is in pole position to take second.

“Three out of three, you can’t get better than that,” said Williamson.

“It’s been mentally and physically draining this weekend, physically because of the heat and mentally because of the pressure of Tom and the championship.

“Congratulations to him for winning the title, it’s a shame it couldn’t go down to Silverstone though now we’ve got some good pace in our car.”

The final rounds of the Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup season will take place this weekend at Northamptonshire’s Silverstone National Circuit. It will be televised live on ITV4 on Sunday (11am-6.30pm).