Sharp wins all Three Races again at Brands Hatch

Sharp wins again

By Chris Roberts/

It was another ideal start to the 2012 Ginetta GT Supercup season for Camberley’s Tom Sharp as he racked up a tally of three wins in the opening rounds at Brands Hatch.  This is exactly what he had done at the start of the 2011 season as well.
Sharp was again driving a new for 2012 Ginetta G55 for the IDL Racing team with sponsorship from
“I knew from pre season testing that we had a handle on the car from the beginning but I didn’t expect to come out of the weekend with a near perfect score.”
After a closely contested Saturday morning qualifying session it was Sharp who emerged out on top setting the fastest time just ahead of Andrew Richardson. To show how close it was all the leading 4 drivers qualifying times were covered by only 54 thousandths of a second.
Sharp in action at Brands Hatch
In the opening two rounds Sharp lead comfortably from the front with the leading cars behind clashing at Paddock Hill bend and ending in the gravel. After another strong start after the safety car pulled off Sharp quickly pulled away from the field to easily win by the flag.
The final ‘reverse grid race’ of the weekend saw Sharp start in fourth place but he quickly made his way into second place by the end of lap two. A challenge for the lead of the race resulted in contact on the start finish straight causing a safety car. On the restart Sharp quickly made his escape and generated a gap of over eight seconds to his closest competitor.
At the end of the weekend Sharp commented, “This was a good opening weekend with three wins and strong pace shown throughout. I am looking forward to the next round at Donington Park to carry on the good work. Thanks to the team for their support and setting up the car so well, as well as support from my sponsor Vcars”.
So after the first meeting of the season Sharp leads the championship on 98 points with the next challenger Colin White on 68 points.
The next round takes place at the East Midlands circuit of Donington Park on April 14th & 15th.
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