Tregurtha double closes title race
William Tregurtha asserted his Ginetta Junior title credentials with a pair of wins at Oulton Park to move into a one-point championship lead over rival Stuart Middleton.
Tregurtha became the 13th different polesitter in the last 14 qualifying sessions by claiming his first pole position in the series. The HHC Motorsport driver was dominant throughout Saturday’s opening race despite initially losing out to Sebastian Priaulx and Seb Perez on lap one.
Fast-starter Priaulx tried to jump Tregurtha at Old Hall but ended up on the grass and plummeted down the order. Perez then gained the lead but a mistake at Druids allowed Tregurtha to recover first and charge clear. Charlie Fagg made it an HHC one-two with his maiden podium as Middleton edged out Perez for third.
Tregurtha rounded off the weekend with a measured drive in a disrupted second race. The contest concluded behind the safety car after Daniel Harper’s Douglas Motorsport Ginetta G40 came to a fiery stop following contact with Kyle Hornby at Island on lap four.
Recording a double victory at the Cheshire circuit has served as a good omen in previous seasons, with Seb Morris (2011), Harry Woodhead (2013), Jack Mitchell (2014) and Jamie Caroline (2015) all going on to win the title.