MOTORSPORT: First win a perfect present for Aaron

Maiden win: Aaron Williamson toasts his success on the podium at Oulton Park. Photo supplied
Maiden win: Aaron Williamson toasts his success on the podium at Oulton Park. Photo supplied
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AARON Williamson enjoyed the perfect birthday tonic as he landed his first-ever win in the GT Supercup.

The Holbeach Drove racer, who turned 19 on Saturday, picked up two podiums at Oulton Park over the weekend, securing a maiden win for his Finesse Motor Sport team in the process.

Williamson grabbed third place in the first race of the weekend on Saturday, before taking top spot a day later.

It was his first success since graduating from the Ginetta Junior Championship at the end of 2009 – and also his first race after a nasty crash at Thruxton last month.

Williamson said: “On the grid I got the team to stiffen the car just a tad as it looked dry but it was only on the green flag lap that the rain really started to come down.

“It only has to be a little bit of rain for it to plaster your windscreen so visibility was an issue as well.

“It’s a great result for me and the team and my first win since I left Ginetta Juniors to race in an adult formula.

“It’s definitely been an up and down couple of years but I’m really happy with this, thanks to the team for doing such a fantastic job.”

After taking third place in the opener, Williamson was determined to end the weekend with a win – and that’s exactly what he did.

He dominated the wet race at the 2.2-mile Cheshire track, having started third.

The teen ace managed to keep with the front runners and made his move on lap eight of 15, taking advantage of a mistake from the leader.

Several drivers struggled as the rain got progressively worse, but for Williamson there were no such mistakes as he cruised to a victory.

Rounds 12, 13 and 14 of the season are scheduled to take place at Croft in North Yorkshire this weekend.

The Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup is a support race for the British Touring Cars and will be televised live on ITV4 this Sunday (11.30am-6pm).

Provisional times for the GT Supercup races are 12.50pm and 4pm.