HHC Motorsport drivers Rick Parfitt Junior and William Burns took two impressive results apiece at Silverstone in the final rounds of the Ginetta Challenge.
William, in just his second Ginetta Challenge event, went the wrong way on tyre choice in qualifying and was forced to start at the back of the grid, 34th. He made a brilliant start in the opening race and worked his way through the pack on the first lap and despite having not raced on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit before, and his relative inexperience of Ginetta G40s, his pace was extraordinary. By the end of the 20-minute race, William was an astonishing third!
Behind him, Rick bagged 13th place after battling his way past G40s and G20s alike but a down-on-power engine meant that he wasn’t able to work his way up with the leading battle.
However, with the engine problem rectified, he shone in race two as Rick started 22nd on the grid and wriggled his way up to fourth place and William, having started even further back (last on the 34-car grid), charged his way up the order to fifth place, meaning that they passed 47 cars between them. It was an excellent performance by both drivers and one that rounded out their season on a high note.
HHC Motorsport’s Charlie Kemp said: “What excellent performances by both drivers! William has done very little Ginetta racing but he drove like a veteran and a podium in race one was an unbelievable result. To do that from the rear of the grid is extraordinary, and battling up to fifth in race two was another amazing drive. Rick underlined his potential with fourth in race two. We saw how good he is at Rockingham when he battled his way into the lead, but this was a very fast and assured performance to secure fourth place. They can be rightly proud of their results this weekend and we look forward to continuing our relationship with them next season.”