Mil­ner hope­ful that scru­ti­neer­ing is­sue won’t cost JSCC ti­tle chance

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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.”

En­gine seal is­sue means Mil­ner’s ad­van­tage is three points

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