O’Sullivan wins red flag disrupted race two

Zak O’Sullivan took victory from a red flag disrupted second Ginetta Junior race of the weekend at Thruxton.

The race was halted after a multi-car crash on the opening lap, in which Lorcan Hanafin, who started second, span and was collected by a number of drivers. Five cars, including Hanafin’s, retired on the spot.

The field reformed with the original grid, Hedley on pole with O’Sullivan and James Martin making up the second row of the grid.

O’Sullivan jumped into the lead off the line, with Martin following him past Hedley. The trio ran nose to tail for a number of laps, but Martin fell backwards after a trip over the grass at the chicane.

Hedley briefly moved back into the lead, before O’Sullivan retook the position. As the championship leader fell back into the battle with Martin for second, O’Sullivan was allowed to pull away and finished 1.796s clear.

Martin took second from Hedley on the final lap to take his first non-win podium of the season.

Gus Burton and Casper Stevenson spent most of the race at the tail end of the battle for the lead. They both briefly were able to slot into the podium paying positions but fell back into a battle between themselves for fourth in the closing stages of the race.

A moment for Burton on the final lap dropped him down the order, and Stevenson finished fourth, four seconds ahead of Joel Pearson and Josh Rattican.

Ben Kasperczak finished sixth on track, ahead of Rattican, but was handed a 10 second penalty for a false start, dropping him back to 11th.

Ethan Brooks was promoted to seventh, ahead of Burton, Bailey Voisin, and James Taylor.

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Position Name Number Team Time/Gap
1 Zak O’Sullivan 51 R Racing 14m09.322s (9 Laps)
2 Will Martin 10 Richardson Racing +1.796s
3 James Hedley 67 Elite Motorsport +1.846s
4 Casper Stevenson 25 Richardson Racing +2.303s
5 Joel Pearson 29 Elite Motorsport +4.012s
6 Josh Rattican 21 R Racing +9.438s
7 Ethan Brooks 86 Total Control Racing +9.817s
8 Gus Burton 57 Douglas Motorsport +10.376s
9 Bailey Vosin 22 Douglas Motorsport +15.058s
10 James Taylor 66 Richardson Racing +17.574s
11 Ben Kasperczak 35 BK Racing +19.079s
12 Frankie Taylor 32 SVG Motorsport +23.614s
13 Freddie Tomlinson 62 Douglas Motorsport +24.500s
14 Ethan Hawkey 40 Richardson Racing +26.394s
15 Zak Taylor 99 Alastair Rushford Motorsport +39.815s
16 Molly Dodd 47 Premiership Academy +48.575s
DNF Lorcan Hanafin 23 Douglas Motorsport +9 Laps
DNF Tom Emson 27 Elite Motorsport +9 Laps
DNF Roman Bilinski 55 Alastair Rushford Motorsport +9 Laps
DNF Haytham Qarajouli 75 Total Control Racing +9 Laps
DNF Ben O’Hare 95 Premiership Academy +9 Laps


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