Jack Mitchell takes first win of season for Rob Boston Racing in Ginetta GT4 Supercup
Rob Boston Racing enjoyed a strong opening round of the Ginetta GT4 Supercup at Brands Hatch after welcoming Jack Mitchell and Charlie Ladell to the team for the 2017 season.
Gamble kicked off the weekend by securing the opening pole position on offer in qualifying, but a close session saw Jack Mitchell, Carl Boardley and Ben Green within a quarter of a second. Green shot from fourth to second off the line and then produced a defensive drive to keep Boardley at bay, whilst the latter held off Mitchell to complete the podium, with Jack taking a close 4th place.
There was early drama in the second race for Green, who had to be pushed off the front row of the grid prior to the race start, which opened the door for Mitchell to sweep into second. Gamble led the early stages, but pressure from Mitchell led to a spin for the race leader at Graham Hill Bend, dropping him back to an eventual tenth place finish.
From there, Mitchell gave an amazing drive and pulled clear to take the win by 2.5 seconds and secured the fastest lap of the race, with Pointon and Boardley running in formation behind to complete the podium in a race ended prematurely by the red flag.
Race three saw Jack Mitchell lead for the majority of the duration though his race was to come to a dramatic end. Contact with Pointon heading onto the pit straight would pitch Boardley into the armco, and as he bounced back across circuit, he collected Green and sent him into the tyres. Following a safety car spell the action was able to resume with seven laps to go.
Gamble made his way to the front of the field and made a dive on Mitchell down the inside into Paddock Hill bend. Mitchell caught the kerb on the inside as he tried to switchback, sending him into a massive fishtail. An impressive recovery saw him gather the car without making contact with Gamble, but subsequently dropped to seventh. That opened the door for Pointon to take second ahead of Mitchell’s Rob Boston Racing team-mate Charlie Ladell, who secured a debut series podium to add to two other top ten finishes.
Credit to The Chequered Flag for race report