Charlie Robertson will be looking to reclaim his lead in the Ginetta Junior Championship at Croft circuit this weekend after falling to third in the standings following contact in both races last time out at Oulton Park.
That he was on the receiving end of unnecessary contact adds to his list of misfortune this season – including a puncture while leading the first round of the year at Brands Hatch and a retirement at Donington Park after being punted by another driver. Despite all this, Robertson has still managed to pick up four podiums; three of those seeing him take the top step of the rostrum. He said: “I'm really determined to go out there and get back on top of the championship. Oulton was really disappointing for us and we should have had two podiums for sure and maybe even two more wins. There wasn't a lot we could do about what happened.”
Despite his obvious disappointment, Robertson remains focused on nothing other than trying to win both races this weekend. “Croft's a good circuit and I like it a lot. It was probably the best weekend of the season for us last year.” That's somewhat of an understatement – this time last year Robertson became the youngest ever winner of an MSA regulated car race when he won round ten of the season at the North Yorkshire venue. Immediately prior to his maiden car victory, he had also posted a new lap record of the circuit – but that will almost certainly be beaten this time out due to the use of slick tyres as opposed to the treaded rubber of previous seasons.
Robertson continued: “We've got some ground to make up in the championship so the best way to do that is to go out there and try and win both races. I know the HHC [Motorsport] guys will give me a great car and it would be fantastic to stand on the top step of the podium again at the team's home circuit.”