MOTORSPORT: Walkinshaw aiming for podium return

Fergus Walkinshaw is eyeing a top-three finish in his Ginetta 55

Fergus Walkinshaw is eyeing a top-three finish in his Ginetta 55

First published in Sport

CHIPPING Norton’s Fergus Walkinshaw has set his sights on returning to the Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup podium at Thruxton this weekend.

The 21-year-old Oxford Brookes Univiersity automotive engineering student claimed a third-placed finish in the opening meeting at Brands Hatch before suffering a heavy crash in his Ginetta 55 at the Kent circuit.

In the second round at Donington Park, the Century Motorsport team driver posted a trio of healthy points-scoring results to consolidate fifth place in the title race.

And now he is aiming to turn his testing pace into podium form at the challenging Hampshire track, with one race today and two more tomorrow.

He said: “I haven’t raced much at Thruxton, but I’m confident that we have a strong set-up.

“I also like the track, so I’m hopeful of taking another podium finish.”

At the same meeting, Banbury’s Michael Meadows will be seeking to strengthen his position at the top of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship table.

And Oxford’s Nathan Harrison will be looking to improve on his sixth place in the Ginetta Junior Championship standings.

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