Race three winner Will Martin admitted he wasn’t thinking about the championship fight as he battled with Zak O’Sullivan for the victory.
The final race at Thruxton was the perfect opportunity for Martin and O’Sullivan to close the gap to championship leader James Hedley. Hedley was forced to retire early in the race, a mechanical failure causing his first DNF of the season.
Martin and O’Sullivan finished first and second, but not before an intense battle in which they made contact multiple times.
Martin, second in the championship, said he didn’t want to try any “stupid moves” but was focused on the race win rather than the title fight.
“That was the most intense race I’ve ever had,” he told Ginetta Junior Update. “Zak and I were battling it out until the very end.
“I saw James had gone off so I didn’t want to make any stupid moves but fortunetly we came out on top.
“No,[I wasn’t thinking about the championship]. I think we came into it going for the win because we know we have the pace. But it was a tough race and I’m so glad we came out on top.”
With seven wins under his belt, Martin is now 74 points behind Hedley, and hopes to carry the momentum on through the final three rounds of the season.
“It’s a brilliant points haul,” he said. “It makes up for what happened earlier in the year and all the incidents we’ve had, but it’s going really well.
“It’s very positive. The championship’s still there. There’s still points on the table.”
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