Richardson Racing target winning end to Ginetta GT Supercup at Siulvertstone

Richardson Racing will hope to end its Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup campaign in fine style this weekend when the 2011 season draws to a close at Silverstone.Brother and sister pairing Andrew and Louise Richardson were on the pace throughout the penultimate weekend of the season at Brands Hatch a fortnight ago, with Andrew picking up a podium finish and Louise showing impressive speed despite still suffering from the after-effects of a shoulder injury picked up in an incident at Rockingham.Andrew has already tasted victory on numerous occasions this season in the competitive G50 class and is aiming high ahead of the final two races of the year – with a double victory his aim around the short Silverstone National Circuit.The venue was the scene of his first run in the G50 earlier in the season while he also carries plenty of experience of the Silverstone circuit into the weekend thanks to his role as an instructor at the Northamptonshire venue.“I’m feeling confident about the weekend,” he said. “I know Silverstone well and when we went to the Ginetta media day there at the start of the year, I was quicker than the pole time from last years race in my first time in the car. With that in mind, I think I should go well.“I’m going into the weekend aiming to secure two victories and I really want a double win to make up for some of the mistakes I made that cost me last time out at Brands Hatch. I want to end the year on a high and I know I’m capable of doing it.”In order to take a double win, Andrew will have to see off the challenge of younger sister Louise, who heads into the final rounds of the season seeking to make it onto the top step of the podium for the first time.Having stepped up from the Ginetta Junior Championship, Louise has shown the pace to run at the front but has endured more than her fair share of bad luck; including heavy accidents at Thruxton and Rockingham.With the shoulder injury she picked up at Rockingham, which affected her during race day at Brands Hatch, now fully healed, Louise goes to Silverstone keen to take a maiden victory in the series.“I’m really looking forward to the weekend and I’m very confident about my chances,” she said. “My aim is to push hard and to fight hard to try and secure my first win. If I’m being honest, I’ll be a bit disappointed if I get to the end of the season and haven’t managed to take a victory.“We found a really good set-up on the car at Brands Hatch and I could run with the leading pack until the pain in my shoulder started to bother me. I’ve been doing plenty of exercises to help me get fully over the injury and I’m raring to go for the final rounds.”The season finale will see Andrew and Louise given extra motivation to fight for victory, with a large number of special guests joining the Richardson Racing team for Sunday’s race day.Throughout the season, the team has shown its support for ‘Afghan Heroes’, a charity dedicated to the welfare of those troops involved in the conflict in Afghanistan.At Silverstone, a number of servicemen injured in the conflict will be special guests of the team, with a range of partners having come together to make the event possible.

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