Dan Zelos feels his consistent start to the 2015 Ginetta Junior Championship season, six top five finishes in the first eight races to sit third in the points standings, has put him in a good position to challenge for the title this year.
Zelos has stepped onto the podium in three of the last four races, a second place at Thruxton followed by second and third place finishes at Oulton Park last weekend, form that the JHR Developments man is pleased with following a slightly frustrating opening to the year.
“We found a problem with the car at the end of Donington Park, which had stopped my progress a bit in the first couple of meetings. With that sorted, we got a good points haul at Thruxton and then two podiums at Oulton, so we’re bringing in the points well,” Zelos told TCF.
“There’s been a few different race-winners and lots of different podium finishers so far this season, so it’s put extra focus on getting consistent points finishes and bringing the car home clean in each race.
Oulton Park marked the first weekend of the season so far in which a rookie driver didn’t feature on the overall podium, and Zelos feels that despite a number of first year drivers impressing in the early meetings, that it’s only second year runners who will be in title contention come October.
“Oulton Park is a really technical circuit, and therefore it takes more time to really learn and get your head around. As a rookie last year I couldn’t get the best results around here,” he added.
“Experience is starting to pay off, and I think it always does over the course of a season. I think the three of us on the podium this weekend [Himself, Senna Proctor and Jamie Caroline] are the three to look out for with the championship.”