Oliver Basey-Fisher wrapped up his maiden season in the Ginetta Junior Championship with two characteristically consistent performances in the final rounds at a rain-lashed Brands Hatch.
Basey-Fisher, the reigning Ginetta Junior Scholarship winner, produced a strong performance in qualifying to put himself ninth on the grid for the two races. Slipping to tenth on the opening lap of the first encounter, the Tollbar Racing with WIRED driver fought back to re-gain ninth, finishing there in a fairly uneventful encounter.
The final race saw Basey-Fisher climb into seventh early on and despite losing the place a couple of times, he fought backboth times to secure a top-seven finish. The final weekend results consolidate the Century Logistics-backed driver’s ninth position overall in the main standings, with him ending up as the fourth-best rookie.
“We’ve had interesting conditions all weekend, it was soaking wet on Friday, then dry on Saturday and wet again on Sunday”, said Oli, “Testing started off very promising, I just tried to find my feet in the first session and then in the second session I was sixth quickest so that was good.
“Starting eighth in race two, I struggled a bit in the conditions as it was really tricky and there was quite a lot of understeer in the car. It was really greasy, we struggled for grip everywhere – getting to the end and keeping the car in one piece ended up being half the aim!”