Ginetta Junior

Robertson Takes Double Pole At Rockingham

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Charlie Robertson has continued his dominant spell in the Ginetta Junior Championship by taking pole position for Rounds Fifteen and Sixteen at Rockingham.

Championship leader Robertson took two poles and two wins last time out at Knockhill and was the man to beat once again during the fifteen minute session at the Rock, although he didn’t have it all his own way.

Robertson’s championship rival Sennan Fielding set the early pace with a 1:33.022s lap, before Robertson usurped him with a 1:32.939s effort, becoming the first driver to break the 1min 33s barrier.

A spin for Robertson at Tarzan meant the pendulum swing back in the favour of Fielding, who re-took the top spot by 0.009s. It was his last foray at the top though, with Robertson going on to smash the best time by four tenths to take pole, before going on to set the best second fastest time.

Fielding kept second ahead of his JHR Development’s team-mate Ollie Chadwick, with Harry Woodhead joining him on the second row. Fifth quickest and leading a trio of Irishmen was Andrew Watson, with Keith Donegan sixth and championship contender Niall Murray a disappointing seventh.

Hillspeed team-mates Pepe Massot and Freddie Lee were next up, with reigning Scholarship winner Oliver Basey-Fisher completing the top ten for the opening race.

The grid for the second race, set by the driver’s second fastest times, is largely the same, with Robertson on pole from Fielding and Chadwick, the main change seeing Watson up to fourth ahead of Woodhead, Donegan, Murray and Massot.

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