Home 2019 Ginetta Junior Championship Martin aims to continue positive momentum after second win

Martin aims to continue positive momentum after second win

by Bethonie Waring

Richardson Racing’s Will Martin hopes to continue the positive momentum after taking his second win of the season at Croft.

Martin was the only race winner at the Yorkshire track, as Saturday’s Ginetta Junior race was postponed due to poor weather.

The Richardson Racing driver started from second on the grid, but moved into the race lead by the first corner. Though he managed to build a gap, he came under pressure from championship leader James Hedley in the closing stages of the race, but held on to take his second win of the year.

“At the start, I got quite a good get away compared to James,” he told Ginetta Junior Update. “There was a bit of bumping on the first lap, then I pulled a bit of a gap.

“Casper [Stevenson] managed to catch up and get in front, but made a bit of a mistake an I accidentally hit him. It all sorted itself out.

“Then, towards the end I had a big gap. James closed it really well. He caught up and he tried attacking, but I was defending. I thought I did quite well to defend and kept the race.”

Martin took his first win of the season at Thruxton last month, dominating the opening race at the Hampshire track and finishing more than six seconds ahead of second place.

Despite a difficult race 2 at Thruxton, Martin said he came into the Croft weekend with positive momentum which he hopes to continue at Oulton Park in two weeks’ time.

“We came into this one meeting positive momentum and we’re going to keep carrying this on and try to keep it consistent.”

Win number two moves Martin up to fifth in the championship standings.


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