Charlie Robertson has closed to within 18 points of the 2012 Ginetta Junior Championship lead with his fourth win of the season at Snetterton.
The Investigo and Ria Capital Markets-backed driver picked up victory in Round Twelve, producing a great move to pass championship leader Sennan Fielding on the opening lap before leading the remainder of the race to take his first win since April.
The 15 year old had shown his strong pace from the off, going quickest in Friday testing and Saturday’s free practice session. He couldn’t quite replicate it in qualifying though, putting himself second on the grid for both races.
The opening race proved to be action-packed for Robertson. After surging into the lead at the start, Robertson was passed by Oliver Chadwick on lap three, before re-taking the lead a lap later. Just three corners late though, Chadwick fought back and hit Robertson off track, the HHC Motorsport recovering to take fifth at the finish.
“It’s great to win again and it was definitely a good way to end the weekend after what happened in the first race”, said Charlie, “I thought [Sennan] Fielding might be more of a contender but when he and [Niall] Murray started battling it paved the way for me to get away at the front. As soon as I saw them starting to hold each other up it was my opportunity to push and build a gap.
“I always seem to be one of the drivers getting caught up in other people’s mistakes this year, I don’t know how many times we’ve had to say we’ll ‘bounce back’ this season but we’ve done it again this weekend and we’re closer to the top of the championship as well. The car felt great all weekend, the team has done a really good job as always so a big thanks to them for all their hard work.”