Will Tregurtha has been crowned the 2016 Ginetta Junior Champion with a race weekend to spare, an achievement the 16 year old has described as “simply amazing”.
Tregurtha headed into the penultimate meeting 55 points clear of his chief title rival Stuart Middleton, with the pendulum swinging even further in his favour on day one at Silverstone.
While Middleton toiled to eleventh and eighteenth place finishes, a pair of top fives for Tregurtha meant he headed into the final race of the weekend with destiny in his hands.
Showing no sign of nerves, Tregurtha briefly took the race lead on the opening lap before slipping into second, where he stayed for the remainder of the race with a composed drive.
That result was more than enough to seal the provisionally seal the championship with two races to spare – in the process securing HHC Motorsport a fourth title in the last five years.
“I tried to control the race as much as possible. I didn’t try to pass Dave [Wooder] as I didn’t need to and I didn’t want to put my championship in jeopardy,” said Tregurtha.
“I focused on keeping calm and getting the result I needed, which is what I’ve done all season. I’ve tried to keep out of all the action where possible, and I think I’ve done a good job at keeping consistent.
“I can’t describe the feeling of winning the championship really. It’s amazing. The team have done a fantastic job, my family and sponsors have been so supportive and I’ve just really enjoyed this season.”
*Keep an eye on The Checkered Flag in the coming weeks for a full champions interview with Will Tregurtha.