Tre­gurtha ex­tends lead with an­other win

Ginetta Ju­nior

Motor Sport News - - Btcc Report: Rockingham - By Tom Er­ring­ton

HHC’S Will Tre­gurtha ex­tended his Ginetta Ju­nior Cham­pi­onship lead to 55 points over ti­tle ri­val Stu­art Mid­dle­ton, as Mid­dle­ton’s open­ing win was fol­lowed by a se­ries of mis­for­tunes.

Mid­dle­ton took first blood af­ter a stun­ning move at Deene in the opener had him surge from fourth place to the lead ahead of pole­man Tre­gurtha.

From there, Mid­dle­ton’s week­end went down­hill. He was pe­nalised for pass­ing Brown off the track mean­ing he scored the same points as sec­ond-placed Tre­gurtha.

His luck wors­ened in the fol­low­ing race as con­tact with Brown at Deene had him fall from pole mean­ing he was sec­ond ahead of Seb Perez as Tre­gurtha took a dom­i­nant win.

The re­verse-grid fi­nale had Harry King take his sec­ond win of the year af­ter jump­ing Elite Mo­tor­sport team-mate Tom Wood at the start.

Wood fin­ished sec­ond ahead of Perez, with Tre­gurtha’s fifth pun­ish­ing Mid­dle­ton’s er­ror at Deene that had pushed him down the or­der.

Mid­dle­ton made a stun­ning move at Tarzan to pass five driv­ers for 10th on the last lap, but the dam­age was done. “It seems I’ve not had the rub of the green re­cently,” he said. “We need to bounce back.”

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