Podium at Rockingham for Richardson

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FORMER Bourne Grammar School pupil Andrew Richardson added two more podium finishes to the family-team’s tally with a brace of second place finishes from the latest rounds of the Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup at Rockingham.

Having missed out on class pole by just 0.068secs, Andrew started the opening race from eighth overall and battled to second in class and ninth overall. Race two would prove to be more of a challenge when the bonnet on Andrew’s car came loose on the opening lap but despite the handicap of the missing bonnet he finished second place in the G50 class and he and sixth overall – ahead of a number of G55 drivers.

For younger sister Louise, the weekend ended in disappointment after what had been a promising start when she qualified third among the G50 drivers and tenth overall.

After a series of strong laps early in the race a coming together with rival Jake Hill on the eighth lap brought her weekend to an early end.

Contact from Hill’s car turned Louise sideways into the wall on the outside of Rockingham’s oval, causing damage to the front of the car and leaving Louise with an injured shoulder.