King Delighted With Unexpected Maiden Rookie Win

Harry King says he achieved “more than I was hoping for” at Oulton Park as he notched a first Rookie Cup victory in the Ginetta Junior Championship.

The 15 year old headed into the meeting in confident mood after securing his first rookie class podiums at Thruxton last month, and he kicked off the Oulton weekend by qualifying as the third fastest rookie.

The Elite Motorsport racer woold  go on to replicate that class position in the opening race as he climbed three places to twelfth overall, before making more forward progress at the start of race two as he slotted into tenth at the end of lap one.

Staying out of trouble as a number of his rivals clashed on track, King rose to the Rookie lead in eighth overall shortly before the race was brought to an anti-climatic conclusion behind the safety car.

The weekend’s results have consolidated King’s top four standing in the Rookie Cup, and moved him just eleven points shy of the overall championship top ten ahead of the visit to Croft next weekend.

“Despite my success at Thruxton, I expected Oulton Park to be a lot more difficult as it isn’t one of my strongest circuits and I felt it would be a good weekend if I could get a rookie podium from it,” he said.

“To come away from it with two podiums and my first rookie win is fantastic, and more than I was hoping for. Oulton Park is a totally different circuit to Thruxton so it’s a big positive for me to show that I have the pace at two tracks that are so different to each other.

“Getting the first win under my belt is another boost to my confidence and hopefully I can keep my current run going at Croft next time out.”