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Dimitrov claims maiden victory at Donington

by Bethonie Waring
Georgi Dimitrov

Georgi Dimitrov claimed victory in the second Ginetta Junior race of the weekend, leading an all-rookie podium.

The Richardson Racing driver made a strong start to jump pole sitter Tom Lebbon off the line and was able to build a small gap as Joel Pearson attacked Lebbon for the runner up position.

Pearson was briefly able to find a way past Lebbon, bringing team-mate Aston Millar with him, but the scholarship driver bounced back and re-took the position the following lap.

As Pearson turned from attack to defence, Lebbon was able to chase after Dimitrov. The two finished just 1.016s apart, but more than 12 seconds ahead of the rest of the field.

Pearson found himself at the front of a multicar train as he tried to keep the final podium position. He kept up a good defence until the closing stages of the race, when team-mates Millar and Josh Rattican were able to slip past.

Millar joined Dimitrov and Lebbon on the podium, making it three rookies from three teams in the top 3.

Alastair Rushforth Racing driver Zak Taylor put in a stunning drive from 11th on the grid to take sixth ahead of Seb Hopkins and Freddie Tomlinson.

Race one winner Bailey Voisin ran into problems early in the race. He had been running inside the top 10 when he was forced to pit. He did manage to get back out but continued at the back of the field and finished 19th.

William Aspin and Josh Miller completed the top 10.

Image credit: Ginetta/Jakob Ebrey Photography

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Position Name Number Team Time/Gap
1 Georgi Dimitrov 23 Richardson Racing 17m17.004s (12 Laps)
2 Tom Lebbon 34 Elite Motorsport +1.016s
3 Aston Millar 70 R Racing +13.546s
4 Josh Rattican 21 R Racing +13.723s
5 Joel Pearson 29 R Racing +13.895s
6 Zak Taylor 99 Alastair Rushforth Motorsport +14.046s
7 Seb Hopkins 18 Elite Motorsport +14.791s
8 Freddie Tomlinson 62 R Racing +15.133s
9 William Aspin 16 Elite Motorsport +24.184s
10 Josh Miller 14 Elite Motorsport +25.348s
11 Tommy Pintos 77 Elite Motorsport +26.275s
12 Rowan Vincent 19 Richardson Racing +27.068s
13 Tom Edgar 52 Total Control Racing +27.667s
14 Liam McNeilly 48 Fox Motorsport +27.782s
15 William Rochford 11 Total Control Racing +33.075s
16 Will Jenkins 30 Privateer +33.850s
17 Trennon Bettany 41 Richardson Racing +35.349s
18 Joe Wheeler 88 Assetto Motorsport +49.249s
19 Bailey Voisin 22 R Racing +1m01.445s
DNF William Vincent 46 Elite Motorsport +6 Laps

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