Declan Jones continued his impressive run in the Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup with a pair of podium finishes at Knockhill.
The 17 year old, the youngest competitor in the championship, headed to Scotland for his second appearance in the series and despite it being his first time in a Ginetta G50 since June, the Chicago Soft-backed driver went an encouraging third quickest in class in qualifying.
A strong run in treacherous conditions in the opening race saw Jones come home tenth overall and second in class, his best result to date, before a great scrap with Reece Somerfield ended in a third place finish for Jones in race two.
Unfortunately Century Motorsport’s Jones was unable to go for another podium in race three when he was caught up in a big accident on the start-line of race three.
“The third race was very short for me,” Jones explains. “Ingram stalled and Davies was blind sighted. I tried to dive left and there was a car next to me. He was squeezed into the pit wall and had nowhere to go and I literally got pushed into Ingram’s car. There is nothing much you can do about it.”
Despite the final race result, Jones was delighted with his weekend’s work.
“I am always happy to get two more podiums. It is nice having silverware to go on the mantelpiece and to add to those already in the collection,” he added. “Overall I am very pleased with how the weekend went and I am happy I walked away from that shunt at the start of the third race – that was quite a big one!
Declan’s dad and manager Kelvin Jones meanwhile has revealed that his son’s next appearance in the championship at Rockingham could be in a G55.
“I’d like to try and get Dec in a Ginetta G55 car now before the end of the season,” he said. “It would be good to give him that experience. That would really add to what we have done this year.
“Obviously he has been driving in France in a rear-engined car in V de V and he has been driving the G50 in the UK. If we can get him in a G55 now that would be brilliant, although like most things it will come down to financing. We will just see what we can do.”