Will Martin converted pole to victory in a safety car disrupted opening Ginetta Junior race at Snetterton.
The Richardson Racing driver immediately came under pressure from Zak O’Sullivan and a fast starting James Hedley.
He managed to keep hold of the lead through the first part of the opening lap but a move around the outside of Palmer allowed O’Sullivan to briefly snatch the lead.
The top three continued to battle, allowing those behind to close the gap to the lead fight. O’Sullivan briefly dropped back and, as he tried to reclaim the position, was pushed onto the grass and sent into a spin.
Martin reclaimed the lead as the safety car was brought out the clear an incident further down the field.
On the restarted, Hedley stuck to Martin’s tail and kept the pressure on the Richardson Racing driver before a mistake at Nelson forced Hedley to take to the escape road.
With Hedley falling down the order, Martin had a strong gap heading into the final lap. As Casper Stevenson and Gus Burton battled for second, neither could close the gap, and Martin was unchallenged as he claimed his fourth consecutive victory.
Stevenson and Burton were side-by-side as they took the chequered flag, just 0.09s separating the two.
After his off, O’Sullivan dropped back to P11. He managed to make up a handful of positions on the restart, moving up to ninth, before a stunning final lap put him fourth as he crossed the finish line.
Lorcan Hanafin finished fifth, ahead of Hedley and Ethan Hawkey.
Joel Pearson, James Taylor, and Ben Kasperczak completed the top 10.
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|1||Will Martin||10||Richardson Racing||22m08.019s (8 Laps)|
|2||Casper Stevenson||25||Richardson Racing||+1.767s|
|3||Gus Burton||57||Douglas Motorsport||+1.857s|
|4||Zak O’Sullivan||51||R Racing||+6.955s|
|5||Lorcan Hanafin||23||Douglas Motorsport||+7.796s|
|6||James Hedley||67||Elite Motorsport||+7.848s|
|7||Ethan Hawkey||40||Richardson Racing||+8.019s|
|8||Joel Pearson||29||Elite Motorsport||+8.195s|
|9||James Taylor||66||Richardson Racing||+8.676s|
|10||Ben Kasperczak||35||BK Racing||+9.087s|
|11||Theo Edgerton||54||Total Control Racing||+13.957s|
|12||Ethan Brooks||86||Total Control Racing||+14.448s|
|13||Josh Rattican||21||R Racing||+16.094s|
|14||Tom Emson||27||Elite Motorsport||+17.449s|
|15||Roman Bilinski||55||Alastair Rushford Motorsport||+17.748s|
|16||Freddie Tomlinson||62||Douglas Motorsport||+20.258s|
|17||Haytham Qarajouli||75||Total Control Racing||+20.888s|
|18||Bailey Vosin||22||Douglas Motorsport||+21.926s|
|19||Ben O’Hare||95||Premiership Academy||+22.041s|
|20||William Aspin||16||Elite Motorsport||+22.222s|
|21||Molly Dodd||47||Premiership Academy||+31.364s|
|DNF||Aston Millar||70||R Racing||+2 Laps|
|DNF||Tom Ward||17||Elite Motorsport||+7 Laps|
|DNF||Frankie Taylor||32||SVG Motorsport||+7 Laps|
|DNF||Nat Hodgkiss||59||Race Car Consultants||+7 Laps|