King Leads Home Wood For Memorable Elite One-Two

Harry King has secured his second Ginetta Junior Championship victory of the campaign during the reverse grid final race of the weekend at Rockingham.

With his first win having come in the stewards room at Snetterton, this marked a memorable first overall victory on the road for King, who has closed up to second position in the Rookie class standings.

The result was made even sweeter for King and the Elite Motorsport team, as Tom Wood followed his team-mate home to secure Elite’s first one-two finish in only their second Junior season.

Wood started the race from pole position, but a quick start for King would prove decisive as he swept into the lead around turn one – and would go on to hold it throughout the race.

Seb Perez would grab second position from Wood at the Deene hairpin on lap two, but a couple of laps later the Rookie was back in-front and pulled clear for his second outright podium.

The main action of the race would come with Perez’s defence of the final podium position, with HHC Motorsport duo Lewis Brown and Will Tregurtha in close pursuit throughout.

Running nose-to-tail for a number of laps, Tregurtha was the first to make a move stick on the penultimate lap at the Deene hairpin, but Brown would get him back on the final lap.

That ensured Perez completed the podium, with Geri Nicosia completing the top six behind the trio, whilst a late move gave Seb Priaulx seventh at the expense of Charlie Fagg.

Whilst Tregurtha was battling at the front, his championship rival Stuart Middleton was having to mount a recovery drive after an ambitious move on the first lap left him in the tyres.

The Douglas Motorsport racer fought back well though and took tenth at the flag behind Dave Wooder, with Daniel Harper in eleventh following a fierce scrap with Kyle Hornby.

Hornby himself slipped to fourteenth in the end, while series newcomers Connor O’Brien and Jenson Dineen ended their maiden weekends in seventeenth and eighteenth respectively.

Full race results can be found here.