Priaulx “Really Happy” With Outright Podium Breakthrough

Seb Priaulx continued his impressive start to the 2016 Ginetta Junior Championship at Thruxton this past weekend with his first outright podium finish and a pair of Rookie Cup victories.

The JHR Developments ace secured a hat-trick of rookie podiums three weeks prior at Donington Park, and would go on to follow that up with the strongest weekend of his season so far in Hampshire.

Priaulx continued his record of qualifying in the top six in every meeting so far on Saturday, and duly converted his row three start into a fifth place finish in the opening encounter.

The second race of the weekend would see Priaulx in the middle of a thrilling five car battle for the race win, with him battling toe-to-toe with fellow rookie Harry King on his way to third.

“It’s great to be on the overall podium. A rookie top three is great, but third overall is awesome, to be racing properly with the front-runners, I’m really happy,” said Priaulx.

“It was a really tough race, as it always is in the Ginettas, but I focused on keeping in the tow of the front-runners.

“When King got in front, I was determined to get back ahead, and then when I did, it was tough having to defend from him in the closing laps.

“I wanted to be on the overall podium this weekend, so I’m really happy to have got the result.”

Priaulx is now looking to carry the momentum from his podium breakthrough into the visit to Oulton Park next month (04/05 June) and continue his run of five consecutive Rookie podiums.

“Hopefully we can be challenge for the overall top three again at Oulton Park. It’s a great circuit and I’m really looking forward to the meeting,” he added.