Webster bags first overseas win

Cooper Webster has picked up his first overseas race win after dominating at Snetterton during the fifth round of the GB4 Championship 2023 season.

The Victorian was on top of his game from start to finish, claiming pole position in qualifying almost four-tenths of a second ahead of series leader and KMR Sport driver, Tom Mills.

Webster immediately got the jump on the field at the start of race one, gradually pulling away from Mills and co to take the chequered flag three seconds clear, confirming his first GB4 victory and his first off Australian shores.

“Finally, to breakthrough, all those second places, the tough start to the season, it feels really good. And to do it like that, to pull away from the rest of the field, I’m over the moon,” Webster said post-race.

“That start really made it quite straightforward, didn’t have to fight Tom down to turn one or turn two, I got a little bit of wheelspin but the reaction was just really good.”

It wasn’t until the start of the second race that Webster made his first mistake of the weekend, surrendering the position to championship leader Mills on lap one and ultimately falling just short of making it back-to-back wins.

Webster didn’t let the result affect him though, with an incredible race three performance seeing the 20-year-old soar through the grid from 11th to take his second win of the weekend and claim the round win.

Although, it wasn’t as straightforward as it may sound with Webster having to pull out all the stops to get the job done.

“The key to getting to the lead was getting through the field quickly,” Webster explained.

“I had to pull off some moves that I haven’t pulled off in this car before and I tried it and it worked and it worked for the whole race.

“It was tough, the first couple of laps I made contact with another driver and I made contact trying to pass for the lead so it wasn’t easy, but it was so much fun.”

With seven podium finishes in a row and eight in nine races, Webster knows a record-breaking weekend could be on the table in the coming rounds.

“I’m not counting podiums, but everyone tells me seven in a row is the record,” Webster added.

“But I’ll try not to think about that.”

The next round of the GB4 Championship will take place at the famous Silverstone Circuit on 29-30 July.