Harry King believes the pace he showed during his Ginetta Junior Championship debut bodes him well for future meetings after securing a pair of top sixteen finishes at Brands Hatch.
The 15 year old headed into the first meeting of the season looking to build on three Rookie class wins in four races in October’s Winter Series, and he found himself in the thick of the midfield action throughout the opening two rounds.
After qualifying in nineteenth, just over a second shy of pole position, King would be embroiled in an eight way fight for the final places inside the top ten, eventually gaining a few places en-route to sixteenth position.
A fantastic start to the second race saw King storm up the order to lie eighth early in the opening lap, however contact in the final corner spun him around. A great recovery drive though produced fourteenth at the finish.
“My overall pace compared to the other drivers was really encouraging and that is the big positive for me to take away from the weekend,” said King.
“Qualifying and the first race were quite challenging but the team worked really hard overnight to make some changes to the car that meant I felt more comfortable behind the wheel in race two.
“Although I wanted to score more points, I’ve learned a lot this weekend and I think that when I go to Donington Park in a few weeks, I’ll be in a much stronger position to fight higher up the order.”