Will Tregurtha has been crowned the provisional 2016 Ginetta Junior Champion after securing a second place finish behind double Silverstone winner Dave Wooder.
Tregurtha headed into the race knowing that if he finished ahead of chief rival Stuart Middleton the title would be his, and a composed drive to second was enough to seal the crown.
It was the HHC Motorsport ace who got the best start off the line to lead the field through Copse for the first time, with reverse grid pole-sitter Charlie Fagg dropping to third behind Wooder.
Tregurtha’s advantage was short-lived however, with Wooder diving past at Copse on lap two, but the top two then worked together to forge a gap from the squabbling pack behind.
It was all change for third on lap three, with Harry King climbing up from fifth to occupy the final podium position ahead of Fagg and Seb Priaulx, the latter having won race two of the weekend.
Fagg got back ahead of King for third on the next lap, holding the position for a couple of laps before King reassumed control of what was developing into a thrilling three-way battle.
Their battle was halted however when the safety car was introduced after Greg Johnson spun into the gravel trap at Copse, with the pause also bringing the top two back to the pack.
Wooder executed the restart superbly though and led the remainder of the race, which was cut short following a red flag after the spinning Daniel Harper was collected by Anthony Ayres.
As Tregurtha celebrated his title success with the HHC Motorsport team, King completed the overall podium as well as topping the Rookie rostrum, with Fagg finishing fourth.
A superb drive from Middleton saw him climb through from eighteenth on the grid to take fifth, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Douglas Motorsport man’s title hopes alive.
Priaulx dropped back to sixth at the finish ahead of Tom Wood, those two completing the Rookie podium, while Kyle Hornby, Seb Perez and Lewis Brown rounded out the overall top ten.
Full race results can be found here.