JSCC title for Milner after appeal success
Katie Milner has won her appeal against a technical exclusion from the Knockhill round of the Junior Saloon Car Championship season, confirming her as the 2016 series champion.
Milner was provisionally beaten to the title by rival Matteo Zanetti at Silverstone last month, pending a hearing against Milner’s exclusion from the Knockhill meeting for an engine seal irregularity.
An MSA appeals court hearing last week overturned that exclusion, handing 16-year-old Milner back her victory and fourth place at the Scottish circuit. The points confirmed the daughter of two-time British Rally Championship winner Jonny Milner as JSCC champion.
“It was really tough having to go through the appeal and we almost pulled it as it was so much hassle,” she said. “But we felt we couldn’t do that as we’d worked so hard and we deserved to win the title.”
Milner raced in last weekend’s Ginetta Junior Winter Series, her last chance to try the category before she turns 17 – which will make her ineligible for the main series next year – and said she was considering options in GT racing.
Ginetta GT5 is understood to be Milner’s preferred option for 2017, although as yet she has no plans confirmed.
Milner claimed JSCC title after successful exclusion appeal