Producing a storming drive through the order from 12th on the grid, the Dundee racer charged into a richly deserved third place to secure his first silverware in the DTM-support series before going on to receive his trophy from compatriot, and racing hero, Allan McNish.
“I’m really happy to have taken a podium on my first weekend in the Audi Sport TT Cup, especially after such a strong drive”, said a delighted Hutchison, “The car worked well and I’m very satisfied with the performance I produced, I think P3 from the sixth row of the grid was really good and a great way to end my first weekend in the championship.
“Obviously, it was a real honour to be handed my trophy on the podium by Allan – he’s an absolute legend and a driver I really look up to. I couldn’t have asked for a much better start to the season to be honest, I’m very happy.”
Beginning the event seventh fastest in free practice, qualifying didn’t quite go to plan and Hutchison ended up 12th quickest – one of 11 drivers to actually have a time removed due to perceived track limits infringements during the session.
Going on to finish ninth in his first ever Audi Sport TT Cup race on Saturday at the German Grand Prix venue, Hutchison’s performance was notable and he built on it impressively in Sunday’s encounter with the tremendous podium finish at the wheel of his 310bhp Audi.