|PODIUM FOR DAVIES AT KNOCKHILL|
Round 11 of the GT4 Supercup season, rescheduled from the previous event at Snetterton, was the first of four races for the category over the weekend. From seventh on the grid, Pointon's hopes were dashed on lap two when contact led to an enforced pit-stop. Rejoining in 14th place, he battled through to eighth.
Davies, meanwhile, held his starting slot of sixth for the first half dozen laps before his race came alive when the leaders tangled. Elevating him into fourth, Davies soon challenged for third and took the place on lap 12 with a superb move at Butchers. He only just missed fastest lap by 0.1 seconds.
For round 12, Davies and Pointon started seventh and eighth respectively but leapt into fifth and sixth at Scotsman after two cars collided. The incident resulted in a Safety Car period and on lap seven at the re-start, the TCR duo held position – in fact Pointon stayed in sixth to the finish.
Davies remained close behind the podium placings and managed to take fourth on lap 15 before setting his sights on third. Pressuring at every corner, he pieced together a superb final lap and nabbed third place brilliantly from Ben Green on the drag to the line by a mere 0.026 seconds.
In round 13 on Sunday, Davies slipped from third to fifth initially but reclaimed fourth into lap two and then pressured for third. Despite being edged to fifth on lap 13, he continued to run nose-to-tail with the two cars ahead but had to settle for fifth when the race was red flagged on lap 18.
In the sister TCR machine Pointon also lost some ground on lap one, edged back to seventh from sixth, and was then passed by Carl Boardley on lap seven. Staying with Boardley, though, Pointon was able to move back into seventh place on lap 10 where he stayed to the conclusion.
Race four of the weekend held much promise for TCR but it ended in major disappointment for the team. Davies was due to line-up on pole position but the driveshaft failed on the formation lap, ruling him out before the start.
Pointon, meanwhile, ran in sixth position early on but at the end of lap three he had nowhere to go when two cars ahead collided. Sustaining significant front-end damage, after pitting he ventured back out into the race where he eventually finished in 10th position three laps down on the leaders.