22 SEP 2012

Round 15 of the Ginetta Junior Championship saw current championship leader start from the head of the grid, with one of his two closest rivals, Sennan Fielding lining up alongside, with Niall Murray starting from an unrepresentative seventh.

As the lights signalled the start of the race, the cars made a clean start, although a fight for the lead between Robertson and Fielding gave Ollie Chadwick, Keith Donegan and Harry Woodhead to opportunity to slip up into the top three positions by the time they had finished their maiden lap of the Motor Speedway.

By lap two, Robertson and Fielding were right on the tail of rookie Woodhead, until contact left Fielding with a dislodged bonnet and forced him to make a quick visit into pit lane for his JHR team to rip off the dragging expanse of carbon fibre before sending him back on his way, albeit a long way down the field in last place.

Lap three saw, Will Palmer and Tom Jackson provide the crowd with plenty of heart-in-the-mouth moments as they fought over overall 11thplace, whilst the Douglas Motorsport pairing of Andrew Watson and Niall Murray lap in sixth and seventh overall around the teams home circuit.

One lap later and Palmer had made his way past Jackson for 10thplace, whilst just up the road, Ginetta Junior Scholarship winner Oliver Basey-Fisher and Freddie Lee have a great fight for seventh, with Basey-Fisher claiming the lead into lap nine.

At the front of the pack, Robertson leapfrogged Woodhead for third, before making what looked like a textbook move on Donegan for second place with just one lap to go. On the final lap, Murray passed team mate Watson to pick up crucial sixth place points.

As the flag dropped, it was a great moment for Chadwick, who picked up his first podium and win in one go, whilst Robertson held onto his championship lead in second place and rookie Donegan bringing home third place.

See the full results and points here