Hillspeed Take More Rookie Success At Rockingham

by Simon Paice

Ginetta Junior Championship front-runners Hillspeed secured another Rookie Cup victory in the hands of Pepe Massot in the latest rounds of the championship at Rockingham.

The 16 year old Spaniard produced two excellent race performances from eighth on the grid. Moving into the top four early on in the opening encounter, eventually finishing fourth, before he reached a high of third in race two, though final corner contact dropped him back to a fifth place finish, still enough to five him the Rookie win.

“We’re happy to see Pepe on the podium with a Rookie win but there were some questionable driving standards again this weekend, definitely costing him an outright podium in race two”, said team principal Richard Ollerenshaw.

Team-mate Freddie Lee, on his third weekend of racing in the series, produced two impressive drivers to finish eighth in the opener, before taking a season’s best finish of seventh in race two.

“We’re very pleased with Freddie’s performance this weekend, it’s the first event he’s done where he’s had chance to test before the race meeting and that preparation really paid off”, commented Ollerenshaw, “He’s really starting to get to grips with the car and raced very strongly all weekend which was fantastic to see, we’re really very impressed with his progress.”

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