Zelos Heads Truncated Junior Rockingham Practice


Dan Zelos topped the timesheets in Saturday morning practice for the Ginetta Junior Championship at Rockingham, however it was a session in which two red flags left the majority of the field with only one flying lap.

Morning rainfall meant the track was slippery for the 23 car Junior entry, with the red flag emerging almost instantly after a spin for Frank Bird saw him collected by the unsighted Will Tregurtha, before Devlin DeFrancesco slid into the Tarzan gravel trap.

After clearing up the damaged G40’s, the action resumed for one lap until it was Patrik Matthiesen’s turn to beach himself in the Tarzan gravel, necessitating another red flag stoppage as they pulled the Dane out.

That meant the field were in a race against time in the final minutes to get a flying lap, with only five drivers managing to get two – and they found themselves in the top five positions, Zelos leading his JHR Developments team-mates Senna Proctor and Billy Monger.

Lewis Brown and Matt Chapman were next up, ahead of Dave Wooder, Esmee Hawkey, Alex Day, Connor Grady and Rowan Bailey in the top ten – though you can’t read much into the times with the limited track running.

Full Saturday practice times can be found here.

Stuart Middleton had led the way in Friday’s practice sessions meanwhile, a best time of 1m 38.105s in the opener putting him just ahead of fellow rookies Wooder and Matthiesen, with the top sixteen split by a second at the end of the day.

Full Friday practice times can be found here.