Milner hopeful that scrutineering issue won’t cost JSCC title chance
Katie Milner is hoping that a scrutineering issue at Knockhill earlier in the season won’t cost her this year’s Junior Saloon Car title at Silverstone this weekend.
Milner, daughter of two-time British Rally champion Jonny, has impressed in her second year competing in the championship, taking seven race wins. But what would have been a 40-point lead in the finale has been cut to threepoints ahead of Matteo Zanetti.
“We had our engine stripped at Croft, and that was fine, but there was a problem with the seals [when it was checked at Knockhill],” explained Milner. “There were many cars that suffered the same thing. It’s good that it’s happened at junior level because it’s good experience to learn how to deal with things like that. If I don’t get the championship, which would be a real shame, I’ll still have seven wins under my belt. I’d be the most successful female in the UK this year so it’s amazing.”
Junior Saloon co-ordinator Dave Beecroft added: “The scrutineering issue has no affect on performance. Katie has been fantastic this year and nothing can take that away.”