Wooder Fends Off Priaulx For Second Brands Victory


Dave Wooder holds the overnight lead in the 2016 Ginetta Junior Winter Series after holding off Seb Priaulx to take his second race win of the day at Brands Hatch.

With the results from the opening race setting the grid for the second encounter, it was Wooder who started from pole position in his TCR-run G40 ahead of Priaulx.

Wooder suffered a slow getaway from the line, which allowed Priaulx to lead the field through Paddock Hill for the first time as Wooder slotted into second ahead of Charlie Fagg.

Priaulx’s advantage was short-lived however as Wooder was back ahead by the end of the lap, where he was met by the safety car following an off by Connor Grady.

As the action restarted on lap three there was an immediate six car train for the lead, with the top three closely pursued by Harry King, Jordan Collard and Daniel Harper.

The sextet ran in that formation for a couple of laps before King suffered a wide moment through the Clark gravel trap, with Collard losing momentum as well to allow Harper into fourth.

Ahead of them meanwhile, Priaulx was beginning to pile the pressure on the race leader, with the run into Paddock Hill Bend looking to present his best opportunity.

Despite his best efforts though, Wooder was able to hold onto the advantage until the chequered flag, which came early after Charlie Digby beached his G40 in the Clark gravel trap.

As Priaulx took second, a late move for Harper through Druids secured him the final podium position ahead of Fagg to complete a strong drive through from sixth at the end of lap one.

King recovered from his off track moment to complete the top five, having passed Tom Gamble on what was eventually the final racing lap of the race.

Harry Dyson secured the Rookie class victory in seventh overall, though he has the red flag to thank after spinning out of the lead at Graham Hill Bend on the lap that was eventually removed.

Morgan Quinn, the Rookie winner from race one, finished in eighth ahead of Greg Johnson and Collard, the latter haven fallen down the order as the race progressed.

Katie Milner, Keaton Samra, Jenson Dineen and Finley Green completed the finishers, with Digby and Grady joined on the retirements list by Ruben Del Sarte whose race ended in the Druids gravel.

Provisional 2016 Ginetta Junior Winter Series (After Rd.2 of 4):

  1. Dave Wooder – 70pts
  2. Seb Priaulx – 60
  3. Daniel Harper – 49
  4. Charlie Fagg – 48
  5. Harry King – 40
  6. Morgan Quinn – 30

Full race results can be found here.