Name: William Burns
From: Weston-super-Mare, UK
Hello, thank you for taking the time to look at my website. My career in motorsport only began in 2010, but unlike many others within the sport, I had no previous experience in karting. I decided I would love to follow my passion in motorsport and make the brave step of becoming a racing driver!
I began completely oblivious to the dangers and competitiveness of the sport by becoming a member of my local circuit, Castle Combe. It was here where I entered one of the circuit’s more challenging grids, the Castle Combe Saloon Car Championship in a modified Ford Fiesta 1400cc race car with limited modifications. Right from the start I soon got to grips with the competitive side of club racing by taking numerous class wins and podiums in my first ever season of racing.
In 2011 I continued my success with yet more wins and fastest laps. As my confidence grew I realised a change was needed to get my name out nationally and decided to raise enough sponsorship to invest in a Ginetta G40 and enter one of the toughest one make series in the UK, the Ginetta GT5 Challenge.
After three years of competing in the Ginetta GT5 Challenge, I scored my best season’s result of second in the championship with the Academy Motorsport team. I took a total of 10 podiums from 20 races, with seven race victories.
“In 2015 I am battling for the ginetta gt4 supercup title against more experienced team-mates and scored my best result at thruxton in may”
At the end of 2013, I wanted to test myself at a greater level and graduated into the higher powered Ginetta GT4 Supercup in 2014 with Academy Motorsport. The championship also has its benefits, receiving live television coverage each race weekend, as part of the support package to the British Touring Car Championship.
This was a huge development year for me, racing against drivers with far greater experience that I had. But I made my breakthrough at the halfway mark in the season at Croft. Taking my first championship podium was a huge moment for me, and it helped me to score three further podium finishes in the second half of the season and finish seventh in the points.
In 2015, I have moved to the HHC Motorsport squad, with the full intention of mounting a title attack. Along with my two more experienced team-mates, we are presently battling it out for the championship lead. I have consistently taken podium finishes from the opening round, and scored my career best result at Thruxton in May, with a hat trick of podium finishes. Please take a look at my post-weekend press releases, in the news section of this website, for more details of my progress this season.
The Ginetta GT4 SuperCup is a great championship to be associated with, and for any sponsor it’s a fantastic opportunity for your brand to receive exposure to millions of people live on ITV4 each race weekend, particularly as I’m battling at the front of the grid for victories.
If you or your brand would be interested in becoming a partner and receiving this great exposure, I would love to hear from you.