Tre­gurtha seals ti­tle early while Wooder and Pri­aulx are vic­to­ri­ous

Motor Sport News - - Btcc Report: Silverstone - By Alex Kalin­auckas

Wil­liam Tre­gurtha sealed the Ginetta Ju­nior Cham­pi­onship with a round to spare af­ter pick­ing up the points he needed over ti­tle ri­val Stu­art Mid­dle­ton at Sil­ver­stone.

But it was Dave Wooder who came away from the Northamp­ton­shire cir­cuit with two vic­to­ries, and the third went to Se­bas­tian Pri­aulx, who picked up his maiden car rac­ing tri­umph in a dra­matic sec­ond event.

In race one, Wooder grabbed the lead off the line from pole­sit­ter Pri­aulx, which he did not lose as the pack be­hind en­gaged in a pul­sat­ing race-long bat­tle. Pri­aulx even­tu­ally fin­ished sec­ond with Char­lie Fagg in third spot.

In the sec­ond race Wooder held the lead from pole on the run through Copse but Pri­aulx squeezed through at Mag­gotts be­fore he was swiftly de­posed by Lewis Brown and Harry King. The lead changed hands mul­ti­ple times be­tween those four driv­ers over the next 10 laps as Tre­gurtha ran fifth and Mid­dle­ton dropped to the back of the pack with a rear brake cal­liper prob­lem.

On the fi­nal lap, Brown and Wooder came to­gether at Luffield as they fought for the lead – Brown spun as re­sult, which gave Pri­aulx an open­ing that he seized upon to claim the vic­tory ahead of Wooder and King.

Tre­gurtha took the lead at the in­side of Copse in the fi­nale from pole­sit­ter Fagg – a move Wooder re­peated on lap two to seize first place af­ter rapidly ris­ing from fourth on the grid.

The top two edged clear be­fore a mid-race safety car in­ter­vened – which was needed while Greg John­son’s car was re­cov­ered from the Copse gravel trap –and the pack closed up.

When the race restarted, Wooder raced clear and “con­trolled it out front” to take his sec­ond race win ahead of Tre­gurtha, who took the ti­tle as Mid­dle­ton fin­ished fifth, de­spite start­ing 18th, and King.

Wooder was in im­pres­sive form at Sil­ver­stone Tre­gurtha took an­other ti­tle for HHC squad

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