Floersch Eyes Title Challenge After Thruxton Domination


Sophia Floersch is looking to mount a championship challenge in the Ginetta Junior Championship after a dominant weekend around the high-speed Thruxton circuit.

Floersch was the class of the field in the races in Hampshire, converting a front row start into a pair of lights to flag race victories.

The wins meant she became the first rookie winner of 2015, and the first female race-winner in the championship in over four and a half years.

Speaking to TheCheckeredFlag.co.uk after race two, Floersch expressed her relief at taking the win in a race in which she had to soak up lots of pressure throughout the race.

“It’s just amazing. The first win was already perfect, but to do it again is just the best feeling ever. I don’t have the words to describe it at the moment,” said Floersch.

“In the first race it was just the last lap when I had to defend, but in that one Monger was right behind me for many laps. I think he was clever and didn’t make a move that could have put us both out, but I had to defend hard.”

Floersch’s success at Thruxton has moved her up to fourth in the championship, but with the wins under her belt the 14 year old admits she now has some loftier ambitions for the remainder of the season.

“Of course,” she stated when asked if a title challenge was now the target.

“I was thirteenth in the championship after Brands Hatch and now I’m fourth. We’ve made that big step forwards now and I think we’ve got the opportunity to move further forwards. We’ll be trying to challenge for the title.”

You can read our report on race one here, with Floersch’s views on her maiden success here. Our race two report can be found here.

  • VincePettit

    Was impressed by Sophia this weekend, looking forward to seeing how she builds on the success for the rest of the year.