Monger Wins Snetterton Closer To Finish Vice-Champion


Billy Monger ended a mixed 2015 Ginetta Junior Winter Series campaign with victory in the final race at Snetterton, securing him the vice-champion honours.

Stuart Middleton headed into the race looking to complete a clean sweep of the victories across the weekend, having sealed the title with a race to spare earlier in the day.

Monger had other ideas though and after Middleton led the field from pole position through the opening lap, Monger took the lead on lap two.

Behind, Will Tregurtha ran third early on before slipping to fifth behind Lewis Brown and Dave Wooder, with his race then coming to an early conclusion with a lap four retirement.

Middleton held on to second place until lap four, when Wooder worked his way past both him and Brown to take the position, Middleton eventually slipping to fourth.

Wooder held second to the final lap when Brown got through, with them both closing rapidly on the leader as well, with less than three tenths of a second separating the trio at the flag.

Monger’s victory secured him second in the final standings by a single point from Brown, with him also securing the weekend’s ‘hard-charger’ award for the most positions gained.

Middleton secured fourth in the end ahead off Sebastian Perez, who had fought back well after dropping from third to eighth on the opening lap, with Geri Nicosia sixth.

Alex Day rose from fourteenth on the grid to seventh, while Max Bird took his first rookie win of the weekend in eighth overall.

It wasn’t enough to deny Harry King the Rookie title for the series though, with eleventh place enough for him, Connor Grady and Rowan Bailey splitting the two.

King led a quintet of rookie contenders, with Seb Priaulx, James Roe Jnr, Jordan Dempsey and Anthony Ayres following him home ahead of Frank Bird and Charlie Digby.

Tregurtha wasn’t the only retiree of the race meanwhile, with his HHC Motorsport team-mate Charlie Fagg retiring into the pits at the end of the second lap.

Full race results can be found here.

Provisional Final 2015 Ginetta Junior Winter Series Standings:

1 – Stuart Middleton – 129pts

2 – Billy Monger – 89pts

3 – Lewis Brown – 88pts

4 – Dave Wooder – 77pts

5 – Sebastian Perez – 74pts

6 – Connor Grady – 68pts

7 – Charlie Fagg – 66pts

8= Will Tregurtha – 62pts

8= Harry King (R) – 62pts

10 – Geri Nicosia – 59pts

11= Max Bird (R) – 48pts

11= Alex Day – 48pts

13 – Rowan Bailey – 36pts

14 – Seb Priaulx (R) – 31pts

15 – Jordan Dempsey (R) – 28pts

16 – James Roe Jnr (R) – 25pts

17 – Anthony Ayres (R) – 16pts

18 – Frank Bird – 13pts

19 – Charlie Digby (R) – 10pts

*(R) denotes Rookie