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Five Of The Best: Tregurtha Grabs Knockhill Victory

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Will Tregurtha brought a rollercoaster Knockhill weekend to a close with victory in the third Ginetta Junior Championship encounter in Scotland.

In a weekend that has featured a host of new names on the Junior podium, it was a familiar face in Tregurtha who ended proceedings on top with his fifth victory of the campaign.

It was Tregurtha’s HHC Motorsport stablemate Lewis Brown who started the race from pole position and initially stormed clear of the field to build a two second lead within a couple of laps.

Brown was deemed to have jumped the start however and would serve a drive through penalty soon after, a move which promoted Tregurtha into the lead ahead of Connor Grady.

Those two had switched positions at the hairpin on the opening lap and as the race progressed it was clear Grady couldn’t match the leaders pace, with Tregurtha taking a three second victory.

Grady maintained second throughout however to secure his maiden overall podium finish in the series, whilst Geri Nicosia completed his best ever weekend on the podium once again.

Tom Wood has initially ran in third after Brown’s penalty, but Nicosia grabbed the spot at the end of lap eight, with an unfortunate spin for Wood on the next lap halting his podium challenge.

Wood had been collected in his spin by both Stuart Middleton and Seb Perez, but the former was able to recover to take fourth at the flag with the fastest lap, though Perez dropped to eleventh.

Fifth overall for his maiden Rookie Cup victory was Jordan Collard ahead of his TCR team-mate Dave Wooder, with Charlie Fagg and Cameron Roberts next up.

Daniel Harper climbed through from fifteenth on the grid to ninth ahead of Olli Caldwell, with those two completing the Rookie podium – a result which extends Harper’s class lead.

That was because of a difficult race for Seb Priaulx; an early off at Leslies setting the tone for an encounter he finished down in seventeenth – Brown and Wood only a couple of places higher after their troubles.

Full race results can be found here.

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