Will Tregurtha is taking the positives from a mixed Ginetta Junior Championship outing at Croft last weekend, with the HHC Motorsport ace losing the points lead despite posting a fourth victory of the season so far.
The meeting started in positive fashion for Tregurtha as he qualified in the top two for the third time this season, but it would unravel at the start of race one as contact heading into the first corner sent him down the order.
The fightback started immediately though as he battled back to tenth in the remaining laps of the opener, before making further progress in the close-fought midfield during race two to climb to a fifth place finish.
It would be roles reversed at the first corner of race three, as this time Tregurtha benefitted from contact ahead to pick his way through into second position. Closing onto the leader, Tregurtha took the lead with a slick move at Tower and went on to win by half a second.
“Saturday was a difficult day. We got taken out in race one and had some steering damage, but was able to fight back through and got fifth in race two,” Tregurtha told TCF.
“Luck was in our favour in race three a bit with the incident at the start, but we had to work hard to get the lead and keep it until the end.
“I saw that the timer was counting down, so I knew I had to get the move done quickly and safely on Lewis [Brown], as I didn’t want to take myself or my team-mate off.
“I’m really happy to have got the victory to cap off the weekend.”
Tregurtha’s troubles in the first race led to him losing the championship lead by 39 points to Stuart Middleton by the end of Saturday, but a retirement for his title adversary in race three means the gap is much closer heading into the summer break.
“It’s really positive for us to be only four points off Stuart [Middleton] in the championship after the troubles we had,” he added.
“I’ve got to think of all the positives from the weekend, we had great pace in all three races despite our damage in the first one. The third race showed exactly what we can do and we can take a lot from it into the second half of the season.”