Jamie Chadwick endured a weekend to forget in Rounds Three and Four of the Ginetta Junior Championship, with mechanical issues and contact hampering her weekend at Donington Park.
The JHR Developments racer was amongst the front-runners throughout pre-event testing and practice, however a braking problem that developed in qualifying left him seventh and ninth on the grid for the weekend’s two races.
Unfortunately, the braking issue recurred for the opening race and despite her best efforts, the former Ginetta Scholarship winner had to settle for a lowly eleventh place finish.
The problem was eventually resolved for race two, however her attempts to get a solid points haul on the board were slashed when she was the innocent victim of someone else’s accident on the opening lap. Hit by a spinning car, she was forced into retirement with terminal steering damage.
“It has been deeply frustrating,” said Chadwick. “I’m working hard to challenge for this Championship, I’m as fast as any driver out there, but circumstances beyond my control are hurting my results. Last year was a learning year. This year I’m here to win. It’s still early days, but I’ll just have to keep focussed and hope for some better luck.”