Woodhead Completes Brands Double With Dominant Win


Harry Woodhead rounded off a perfect start to the 2013 Ginetta Junior Championship with a controlled lights to flag win in Round Two at Brands Hatch,

After having to work hard to secure the opening win of the weekend, Woodhead’s second success couldn’t have been easier, with fighting behind allowing him to drive into the distance.

Over four seconds clear within three laps, the 2012 Ginetta Junior Winter Series champion went on to win by 16 seconds, completing a clean sweep for the weekend after a double pole position in qualifying.

Behind Woodhead there was action from the first lap to the last, in particular in the battle for second between Keith Donegan, William Palmer and Tom Jackson.

The trio switched places a number of times over the race, with their battle coming to an unfortunate conclusion on the final lap, with contact between Donegan and Jackson as they ran side by side through Paddock Hill sending Irishman Donegan into the gravel and out of the race.

By this point, Palmer had managed to edge clear of the fight and the second year driver crossed the line to make it a HHC Motorsport one-two, in the process securing his first-ever main championship podium finish. Jackson meanwhile survived his contact with Donegan to take a hard-fought third place.

The battle behind included three of the championship’s impressive group of rookie drivers, Jack Rawles, James Kellett and Jamie Chadwick. After switching places between themselves almost every lap, it was Rawles who cemented the position to take his second Rookie Class win of the weekend, with Kellett just 0.076 seconds behind as they crossed the line.

Jamie meanwhile finished seventh behind her brother and team-mate Ollie Chadwick, who had an eventful race. Starting dead last, Ollie fought his way through to fourth, before trips over the grass at Surtees and Druids meant he had to fight his way back from eleventh.

After another enthralling battle behind, Jack Mitchell finished eighth ahead of Elliot Paterson, with Ben Pearson completing the top ten ahead of Josh White and Ryan Hadfield.