Rudd reflects on 2019 season
Rudd reflects on 2019 season

Simon Rudd has been looking back on what has been a stop start season in the Miller Oils GT4 Supercup, a season that had some fantastic moments.

When Rudd was able to take to the track he was competitive and regularly scored points finishes and two podiums.

Speaking about the season to Kent Sports News, Simon said: “We knew at the start of the year that we couldn’t commit to the whole season so I had prepared myself for that. Initially we had three races in us, so to make it to five was a bonus.”

Having only been able to compete in five rounds of the season, it is an impressive achievement for Simon to have been able to finish in sixth place in the championship.

He added: “I am really happy to finish sixth to be honest, we finished above everyone else who did the same or less rounds than I did. I think to say we would be fighting for the title would be a tad ambitious, but I definitely think that we would have been fighting for more podiums and race wins.

There were a few highlights for Simon for the 2019 season which included the two podium finishes at Silverstone and Croft.

He said: “Absolutely, if you had offered my podiums at the start I would have bitten your hand off. We also managed to qualify in second and third on outright pace so I am happy with those too.”

The final round of the season was at Rudd’s home track of Brands Hatch and it was a chance to race in front of his friends and family.

“It was great to be at Brands. It was the first time that I have been around the GP loop in a Ginetta so it was a tough learning experience from testing on the Friday, the weather didn’t help either!

“Honestly, I was disappointed not to get on the podium, being so close but I think it shows how far we have come since the start of the season.

“The team (Rob Boston Racing) were unbelievable from the first time I joined. We finished every race we competed in and were competitive at every single race meeting we went too. I can’t thank them enough for 2019.”

The challenge for the winter now for Simon is raising the budget to get on the GT4 Supercup for the upcoming 2020 season.

He said: “Absolutely, we will work hard now to get something together for 2020.”

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