Perez Back In The Top Ten At Snetterton

by Simon Paice

Sebastian Perez secured his second top ten finish of the 2015 Ginetta Junior Championship season during a mixed outing at Snetterton.

After securing a seasons best twelfth place in qualifying, Perez was able to replicate his best result of the campaign so far with tenth place in the Snetterton opener.

“Before the safety car period I was eleventh and it bunched us up so I lost a place from the green flag initially,” said Perez.

“I got that back okay and then moved into tenth at the end when [Cameron] Roberts expired. He had been slowing a while and could see I was closing. I’m happy with that anyway.”

The second race would be a tougher affair however, contact with the rear of Ben Green on the opening lap at Agostini eventually forcing him to retire.

“I got sandwiched between two cars and it flicked the bonnet up. I tried to keep going and could only see the top brake lights of the car in front,” he explained.

“I tried to shake the bonnet off but it wouldn’t go and just got worse, so I had to pull off. It was a real disappointment.”

Next up for the Perez and the rest of the Junior field is a visit to the unique Knockhill circuit in Scotland next weekend (22/23 August).

“I’m really looking forward to Knockhill,” he concluded. “I’ve never driven the circuit myself but co-drove for dad in his Ford Focus WRC rally car there earlier this year. I don’t think anyone really knows the track so it should be a bit of an equaliser.”

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