A Hat Trick for Boardley at Croft

A Hat Trick for Boardley at Croft

Ipswich – based Four Times World and Multi – National Hot Rod Champion, Carl Boardley competed in the fourth round of the Ginetta GT4 Supercup as part of the British Touring Car Championship at Croft at the weekend and landed a Hat Trick of Race Wins in a maximum points haul as he closes within eight points of leading the Championship in 2018!

Two open practice sessions in very hot conditions on the Friday confirmed the steering issue of Oulton Park a fortnight earlier had been overcome and by Official Qualifying on Saturday, a best time put Boardley in P2 for Race one after a mere two lap flying qualifier to post the best time possible out of the tyre allocation, which was to prove crucial as the weekend unfolded!.

Race one, Saturday afternoon in now very hot conditions saw Boardley set his marker by confidently heading the pack into the first corner and putting in a ‘head down’ confident drive to take the win from championship leader Charlie Ladell and Harry King.

By Sunday afternoon, the circuit was sweltering under blazing sunshine for Race two. With Boardley off the Pole this time, he raced Ladell to the first corner and pushed out into the lead again and despite some thrilling racing between the two, Boardley’s strong first two sectors each lap, in front of the ITV4 Cameras made sure he was going to make the result stick with Ladell second and Angus Fender third.

Carl Boardley Croft

With the Grid drawn for Race three, Boardley was off P4 but was second to Ladell going into the first turn. As the Drivers struggled on by now, ‘well past their best tyres’, Boardley managed to get past Ladell and go into a commanding lead as everyone behind swapped positions. Just when it was thought the result would stick, there was a caution car period which bunched the pack up again and upon the restart, Harry King on superior rubber made a class move on Boardley to take the lead and the win whilst Boardley literally limped home in second with a rear puncture, his tyres had, had enough!
Post – Race investigation however saw King removed from the result following an earlier altercation in the race and thus the win was awarded to Boardley to claim a Ginetta career best Hat Trick of wins.

Boardley now sits in an even stronger second place in the Ginetta GT4 Championship, just seven points behind Charlie Ladell as we prepare for the next Round when the BTCC visits Boardley’s local Circuit, Snetterton on Croft on 28th /29th July.

Before then, Boardley will be behind the wheel of a 2018 Team Hard British Touring Car Championship Car on July 12th as he takes part in an official Tyre Test with the Team!

Carl Boardley Motorsport wishing to thank the following Partners for their support to our Race Season so far; 1KE Engineering, A1 Performance, Teng Tools, Nimbus Motorsport, Boardley and Roberts, Torco Oil, Dean Cox Media & PR Management, Print 4U, Gridart, Team Hard and Trade Price Cars.

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We are pushing for the 2018 Ginetta GT4 Supercup Championship and with a little financial contribution towards the tyre budget etc, we aim to keep pushing for that Championship win.

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Carl on Board with Team HARD. for Supercup campaign

Carl on Board with Team HARD. for Supercup campaign

And the Big News for BTCC’s popular Team HARD. continues!

With just a day to go before the Ginetta GT4 Super Cup Media Day at Brands Hatch, we are very excited to announce that former four times World and multi – National Hot Rod Champion, Carl Boardley, will be making his return to the Ginetta Super Cup Series in 2018 under the umbrella of the vastly popular Kent Team.

Tony Gilham said “We have been talking on and off for a few seasons now and to finally put a very competitive package together, we can begin what will hopefully be a long and successful working relationship. Carl has the natural ability and pace to challenge for the title as he has already shown, so this year is one in which we will be looking to achieve exactly that. We have a very strong driver line up this year and very much looking forward to seeing what we can achieve with Carl and Adam (Shepherd).”

Boardley competed in the 2016/17 Ginetta Supercup campaign, technically as a privateer, which saw him net wins at Silverstone, Brands Hatch and Snetterton with multiple podium finishes along the way. This had to be balanced with heading up the Boardley Roberts Family business and developing the very successful Ginetta National Hot Rod with Boardley Motorsport.

For the 2018 championship, Team HARD. will be looking after the day to day running of the Boardley machine as they look to challenge for 2018 honours together.

Carl added, “This is the first time that we will be racing for a team rather than running as a privateer, so although slightly anxious as it’s a big change, Team HARD. have been going from strength to strength over the last few seasons so it felt like the time was right. Now, I’m looking forward to media day tomorrow and hitting the ground running come the season opener at Brands Hatch in just a few weeks’ time.”

Team HARD. Owner, Tony Gilham, and Boardley began several conversations late last year with many options on the table and with great respect for one another, are both thrilled with the arrangement which could also see Boardley helping out in the hot seat of some of Gilham’s other assets in the months to come.

More news as it happens will be right here!

Carl Boardley Team HARD