Will Burns will challenge for the Ginetta GT4 Supercup championship with Douglas Motorsport.
The Weston-Super-Mare-based driver will be competing in his third season in the Supercup and believes the combination of previous experience in the championship and his new team will help him mount a serious challenge for the title.
“I’m looking forward to enjoying this latest venture with Douglas Motorsport,” Burns said. “My eyes are focused on using the two years of Supercup experience to date to fight for the title in year three.”
Last season, racing with HHC Motorsport, Burns scored multiple podium finishes, including hat tricks of podiums at Thruxton and Knockhill, eventually finishing fifth in the championship.
HHC have left the Supercup to focus on other racing commitments, and Burns looked elsewhere to continue his progression through the series.
Douglas Motorsport, who have impressed Burns in the past, was the obvious answer.
“It ‘s always been noticeable how Wayne’s previous drivers, Andrew Watson and Harry Woodhead, were so strong from the off,” Burns said. “And the set up knowledge that Wayne and the team have is outstanding.”
“I’m excited to work with the whole Douglas Motorsport team so we can be at the front of the grid and battle for the title.”
Wayne Douglas, Douglas Motorsport team head, revealed that he has been seeking Burns’ signature for the past 12 months. The exit of HHC Motorsport gave him the perfect opportunity to bag the driver he thinks will be the man to beat in 2016.
“I’m glad to finally have got him on board,” Douglas said. “I can’t wait. I believe an early win will give him an extra tenth of a second.”
Burns, however, knows that winning isn’t everything and doesn’t guarantee a title.
“Having Carl Breeze and Jamie Orton as team-mates in 2015 helped me to learn that consistency is key to a title fight in this championship. So although I’ll be looking to make the maximum number of points available from each weekend, racking up regular race wins aren’t always the key to winning a title.”
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