Sennan Fielding took an impressive trio of top five finishes on his first Ginetta race outing for two years in the final three rounds of the 2014 Ginetta GT4 Challenge at Donington Park.
The BRDC Formula 4 Championship contender converted a pair of tenth place grid starts into a debut podium with second in race one and fourth in race two, before battling to fifth in the last race of the season with Xentek Motorsport.
Fielding was happy to be battling in the top six with category regulars like Dennis Strandberg, Gary Simms, Stewart Linn and Callum Pointon with no testing under his belt and only old tyres at his disposal.
“A second, fourth and fifth on my debut weekend in the Challenge is great,” Fielding told TCF.
“After qualifying I was expecting to be running around in around tenth, but we’ve increased our pace as the weekend has gone on. With the podium, a lot of people went off ahead of me or had problems, so luck was on my side and I was in the right place at the right time.
“Ollie [Chadwick] and George [Gamble], fair play to them they were in a league of their own this weekend, but I am happy to have been battling with the other front-runners who have been in it all year. It’s a great championship, the cars are really good and the racing is so close.”
While he enjoyed the racing, the main purpose for the outing was to gain vital track knowledge of the Donington GP circuit ahead of BRDC Formula 4’s trip to the circuit this weekend, a meeting that could be potentially pivotal in his hopes of taking the title.
“It’s been good to see how you can set drivers up for overtakes, where you can pressure them into mistakes and where you can’t, and I’ve made the most out of the track time I’ve got. My main aim was to get track knowledge for next weekend, F4 is my priority, and I’ve done that,” he concluded.