Sea­son ends in style with two ter­rific races

Ginetta Ju­nior

Motor Sport News - - Btcc Report: Brands Hatch - By Stephen Lick­o­r­ish

Twelve months ago Stu­art Mid­dle­ton was at the cen­tre of Ginetta Ju­nior con­tro­versy as it was his jumped start that gave Jamie Caro­line the ti­tle. A year on and he was in the head­lines for en­tirely dif­fer­ent rea­sons af­ter star­ring in two crack­ing con­tests.

De­spite miss­ing out on the cham­pi­onship to Wil­liam Tre­gurtha, Mid­dle­ton ended his sea­son in style with a dra­matic vic­tory in the opener – which was post­poned to Sun­day af­ter a nasty shunt for Dave Wooder, Char­lie Digby and Jen­son Di­neen ex­it­ing Paddock Hill Bend.

Lewis Brown led much of the race but Mid­dle­ton was on a mis­sion and drew along­side ex­it­ing Clark Curve for the fi­nal time and pow­ered ahead to beat the HHC driver by just 0.062s across the line.

Race two was an­other thriller with Brown and Mid­dle­ton at the cen­tre of the ac­tion. They were in­volved in a bril­liant four-way tus­sle for the lead with Harry King and Char­lie Fagg. In the end it was Brown who even­tu­ally pre­vailed from King and Mid­dle­ton, thus seal­ing third in the stand­ings.

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