JSCC ti­tle for Mil­ner af­ter ap­peal suc­cess

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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

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