Browning back on top in Ginetta Junior race three


Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Luke Browning reclaimed second in the championship standings with victory in the final Ginetta Junior race of the weekend at Rockingham.

Browning made a storming start in wet conditions to snatch the race lead from pole sitter Louis Foster, who held onto second ahead of championship leader Adam Smalley.

Browning and Foster pulled away from the rest of the field as they battled for position. Foster spent most of the race searching for a way past the Richardson Racing driver, but fell back in the closing stages. He finished 2.5s behind Browning, falling to a point behind Browning in the championship standings.

Adam Smalley enjoyed a quiet race to take third, ahead of Patrick Kibble.

Finley Green was battling team-mate Jonny Wilkinson for fifth after a strong start from the back end of the grid. The pair ran side by side on a number of occasions, swapping positions at almost every lap, which allowed James Taylor to close the gap to the battle.

Green attempted a risky move around the outside of Wilkinson and had almost pulled it off when he ran wide, allowing Wilkinson to pull back alongside him. Green was pushed wide and plummeted down the order, while Taylor snuck past to take fifth.

The Richardson Racing driver finished fifth, ahead of Wilkinson and Greg Johnson.

Gus Burton took eighth after a tough battle with Ruben del Sarte and Lorcan Hanafin.