Brookes Praises Double Silverstone Winner Wooder

Total Control Racing team principal Lee Brookes believes Dave Wooder got to show his “true talent” at Silverstone as he secured a pair of victories in the Ginetta Junior Championship.

While much of the focus across the weekend was on the title battle in the series, Wooder quietly put together the biggest points haul on a single weekend by anyone in the championship this year.

Qualifying on the front row for the second time this season, Wooder made the perfect start to race one and would lead proceedings from the first corner to the chequered flag.

The 17 year old dropped back to fifth at one stage during a frenetic race two, but a superb fightback saw him get back into the lead, only to lose the win by a tenth of a second in a drag race to the flag.

Wooder did collect his third win of the campaign in the final encounter though, climbing into the lead from fourth on the reverse grid within two laps, before holding it for the remainder of the race.

“Dave’s done an incredible job,” said TCR team principal Lee Brookes. “We knew the pace was there and it should’ve been three wins – we nearly got there!

“Some of the moves were outstanding, he’s doing stuff I haven’t seen other drivers do, showing his true talent really.”