Browning doubles up with race two victory


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Luke Browning claimed his second victory of the weekend with a dominant performance in the second Ginetta Junior race at Snetterton.

Browning was briefly knocked down to third as Ruben del Sarte charged into P1 but soon reclaimed the lead after a move past del Sarte and Adam Smalley.

From there it was a smooth race for Browning. The Richardson Racing driver managed to build a small gap back to Smalley, who was forced to defend to keep Johnny Wilkinson behind him.

A small mistake for Wilkinson sent the Elite Motorsport driver tumbling down the order, eventually returning to the track in 18th. He managed to make up a handful of positions in the closing stages of the race to finish 12th, just behind pit lane starter Conner Garlick.

At the front of the order, Smalley built a strong gap to the battling Louis Foster and Matt Luff to finish more than 12 seconds ahead of the duo. Foster took the final podium position.

James Taylor, who had briefly joined Wilkinson in the fight for second, took fifth, ahead of Greg Johnson.

James Hedley once again started from the pit lane after being disqualified from qualifying. The Elite Motorsport driver managed a strong climb up through the order to take seventh, snatching the position from Tom Emson in the closing stages of the race.

Lorcan Hanafin, who was on a recovery drive after an early tumble down the order, also managed to pass Emson, knocking the privateer down to P9, just ahead of Patrick Kibble.

After his early spell at the top of the order, del Sarte was forced to come into the pits five laps before the chequered flag. Finley Green, who had been running at the sharp end of the field early in the race, also pitted after a spin, but managed to get back out to finish P16.