Ginetta Junior

HHC Motorsport Win Again At Brands

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Myles Collins Leading Round Eighteen, Which Charlie Robertson (Third In Shot) Went On To Win - Photo Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography


HHC Motorsport took their third win of the 2011 Ginetta Junior Championship at Brands Hatch after another fine performance by Charlie Robertson, however there was disappointment for team-mate Myles Collins who had led the majority of the race before spinning. 

The opening race didn't start well for the team, with Collins forced into retirement during the first lap dramas, while Robertson was the victim of contact on the opening lap, with a huge slide at Graham Hill leaving him well down the field. The 14 year old produced a great recovery drive though, ending up in fourth, while team-mate Paddy McClughan raced to eighth after a gutsy performance from twelfth on the grid.

Starting sixth on the grid for the second race, a great start for Collins saw him storm down the inside to take the lead at the first corner. The Yorkshireman drive superbly to hold the lead for the majority of race and looked set for a maiden series win until a mistake at Paddock Hill saw him spin, dropping him to a seventh place finish.

Benefitting from this to take the lead was Robertson, the Scot holding on to take the win after a strong run through the field, which saw him drop to fourth early on, before charging into third, then benefitting from Collins mistake to grab the lead. McClughan suffered a frustrating race, showing impressive pace and challenging for a podium finish when contact with a rival cost him valuable places.

HHC Motorsport's Charlie Kemp said: “It has been a really good weekend for us where we have taken another win with Charlie and shown great speed with Myles who was unlucky in race two, while Paddy was very impressive and it was great to see all three drivers being so competitive over the weekend as all of them were genuine contenders for a podium finish in race two.

“The Ginetta Junior Championship is a great learning zone for young drivers and it is very rewarding to see the progress that Charlie, Myles and Paddy have all made since joining HHC Motorsport. They are all fast, all good overtakers and have all found a turn of speed compared to where they were at the start of the year.”

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