King Praises Elite Squad After “Special” Rockingham Victory


Harry King has praised the “fantastic job” done by the Elite Motorsport team after he led home Tom Wood for a team one-two finish in the final Ginetta Junior Championship race at Rockingham.

King has described his second win of the campaign as his first “proper” success, with his maiden victory having come after he was promoted to victory following the post-race demotion of the on-the-road victor.

The win came at the end of a weekend full of promise for King, who turned a season’s best third place qualifying performance into a hard-earned top six finish in the opening race on Saturday.

King would go on the battle for the overall podium during Sunday’s opening encounter, eventually taking the chequered flag in fifth – a result that earned him a class victory in the Rookie Cup.

The reverse grid for the live-televised race three placed King alongside his team-mate Wood, with a great launch from the 15 year old a race lead he would hold throughout the race en-route to a 1.8 second victory.

“It’s been great weekend and I’m delighted to get a victory under my belt. Although the record books say I won at Snetterton, it wasn’t what I’d call a proper win as I didn’t do it on the road, so this feels much more special to me,” said King.

“The team has done a fantastic job this weekend and I have to thank everyone at Elite for giving me such a good car. From the moment we went on track, it’s been really on the pace and we’ve been rewarded with some good results.

“In the final race, I got out front and I don’t think I looked in the mirrors until about lap seven as I just wanted to stay focused. To win is great, but a one-two for the team to finish the weekend is brilliant.

“The results this weekend have been a good boost for me after a tough time at Knockhill where things didn’t go our way. I’ve shown everyone what I can do and I’m looking forward to building on this when we go to Silverstone for the next round.”