Priaulx Doubles Up To Secure Winter Series Title


Seb Priaulx has been crowned the 2016 Ginetta Junior Winter Series champion after taking a dominant second victory of the day at Brands Hatch.

Priaulx started the race from pole position knowing he needed to finish ahead of Dave Wooder to win the title, with the duo heading into the race level on points.

The JHR Developments ace would produce a perfect start to proceedings as he led the field into Paddock Hill Bend for the first time, an advantage he wouldn’t relinquish.

Daniel Harper led the chasing pack early on, but as the battle for second intensified, Priaulx was clear to pull away to a 3.4 second victory to take the title.

Harper meanwhile lost his second position when a gear change problem into Paddock Hill dropped him down to fourth, which is where he stayed until the end.

Benefitting from his woes to take second place was Wooder, who needed to chase down Priaulx and overtake him to win the title, but was instead left to defend from Tom Gamble.

The position changed hands at lap seven, with Gamble sliding down the inside heading into McLaren to bring his weekend to a close with his best finish in the series so far.

Vice-champion Wooder completed the podium ahead of Harper, while the top six was completed by Charlie Fagg and Harry King, with the former emerging ahead in a fierce battle – though post-race he was demoted behind King.

Harry Dyson completed an impressive weekend in seventh place as the highest place Rookie, which ensures he leaves the weekend as the Rookie Class champion.

Connor Grady took eighth, while Jordan Collard fought back to ninth by the finish after slipping back to twelfth with a wide moment at Paddock Hill in the middle of the race.

Charlie Digby completed the top ten ahead of Morgan Quinn, who survived some early drama with Ruben Del Sarte and Katie Milner that led to the latter’s retirement.

Full race results can be found here.