Home News2019 Ginetta Junior Championship Missing rear bumper made it “impossible to defend” against Martin – O’Sullivan

Missing rear bumper made it “impossible to defend” against Martin – O’Sullivan

by Bethonie Waring

Zak O’Sullivan found it “impossible to defend” against Will Martin in the battle for the race three victory after the Richardson Racing driver lost his rear bumper.

The two championship contenders spent the final race at Thruxton locked in the fight for the race win. O’Sullivan held the early advantage, but Martin was able to get past and claim his seventh win of the season.

“It was entertaining at some points, annoying at other points,” he told Ginetta Junior Update.

“It was all going quite well until Will went across the grass. From that he lost his rear bumper, which is a straight line speed advantage in these cars, three or four miles an hour.

“From then on, it was impossible to defend. It got dodgy at some points with a bit of contact, but it is what it is.”

He added that the race could have been decided in the stewards office, though neither driver was handed a penalty.

Last weekend’s round was the Ginetta Junior championship’s second visit to Thruxton this season. O’Sullivan believes this was part of the reason why racing was so hard.

“I think everyone has done the race here last time, so they know where the good moves are, and that’s why the racing’s been so hard this weekend,” he said. “I think we should do more races at Thruxton, to be honest.”

O’Sullivan left Thuxton 56 points behind championship leader James Hedley, who retired from the final rce of the weekend.

“We’ll see how Knockhill goes,” he said. “Then it’s Silverstone and Brands. We’ll judge at the end of Brands how it’s gone.”

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