Mixed Return For Wallace, Mailer Takes Season Best


It proved to be a mixed outing for Hillspeed in the Ginetta Junior Championship at Silverstone, with Harry Mailer taking his season-best finish of twelfth while team-mate Benjamin Wallace had a mixed second outing in the category.

Having made his debut at Snetterton in August, Wallace returned hoping for a pair of strong finishes in the series. He did just that in race one, finishing fourteenth, but was caught up in a multi-car accident on lap one of the second race that forced him into retirement.

Mailer meanwhile fought to twelve in the opening race, his best result of his season so far, and followed it up with fourteenth in race two to chalk-up his biggest points haul of the campaign.

“It’s frustrating Ben was fired off on the first lap of the second race, there was nothing he could do about that,” commented team principal Richard Ollerenshaw. “He had eight weeks out so it was always going to be a tough event – it’s a shame he was prevented from building on race one.

“Harry was very precise and controlled with his driving while some of the others were a bit more attacking and aggressive. It was great to see him pick up his best finish of the season in the first race, the hope now is to try and break into the top ten at Brands Hatch next month to end the year well.”