Daniel Harper has expressed his pride at an “absolutely incredible” weekend at Snetterton, despite seeing a post-race penalty deprive him of a double Ginetta Junior Championship victory in Norfolk.
The reigning Ginetta Junior Scholarship winner kicked off the second half of the season with his sixth and seventh outright podium finishes of the campaign, in the process extending his advantage at the top of the Rookie Cup standings.
Harper would take race victories on the road in both encounters, with the opening success coming following a fantastic drive through from fourth on the grid by the Northern Irishman, who fended off Will Tregurtha and Dave Wooder for the win.
The second race would see Harper right in the middle of some more incredibly close racing at the front of the field, with the Douglas Motorsport ace climbing back into the lead after slipping from pole position to fourth on the first lap.
Harper would take the flag first for what was set to be his third outright win of the year, however post-race he was adjudged at fault for contact with Tregurtha and was handed a time penalty to drop him to third below his adversary in the results.
“It’s been an absolutely incredible weekend. I can’t believe that we came away with two wins on the road, and I can’t thank the whole Douglas Motorsport team enough for their hard work this weekend,” said Harper.
“Everything was thrown at me across the two races and they were definitely two of the hardest races of my career so far. Everyone wanted to win out there and did everything they could to beat me, so it was such hard work.
“While the penalty is frustrating, the pace we’ve shown over the weekend gives me huge confidence for the rest of the season.”