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Lebbon claims maiden victory at Brands Hatch

by Bethonie Waring

Tom Lebbon claimed his maiden Ginetta Junior championship victory to close in to within a point of early championship leader Bailey Voisin.

The pair were nose to tail on the final lap after Lebbon had passed the pole sitter earlier in the race. Voisin appeared to be lining up a move when a small mistake sent him onto the grass and dropped him a few car lengths behind Lebbon.

The following corner, the penultimate corner of the race, Lebbon also ran wide and over the grass but Voisin was too far back to take advantage. Voisin pulled back onto the tail of Lebbon as they entered the start finish straight, and was just 0.1s behind him as they took the chequered flag.

It was another overall strong race for R Racing, as Josh Rattican completed the podium in third and Freddie Tomlinson came home P5 behind Zak Taylor, but the success wasn’t shared evenly across the garage.

Aston Millar was taken out of the race early on after a collision with Will Jenkins sent them both into the gravel and brought out the safety car.

Joel Pearson spent the first half of the race in the battle at the sharp end of the field, fighting Taylor and Tomlinson for fourth. But contact with Taylor sent Pearson wide and dropped him down the order. Another wide moment caused Pearson to rejoin the track alongside two other drivers and almost collected them as he had damage with the car and was forced to pit.

Seb Hopkins finished sixth overall and completed the rookie podium. Tom Edgar took seventh ahead of Georgi Dimitrov, who had led the championship after Donington Park but a difficult qualifying session put him on the backfoot.

William Vincent and Liam McNeilly completed the top 10.

Image credit: Ginetta/Jakob Ebrey Photography

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Position Name Number Team Time/Gap
1 Tom Lebbon 34 Elite Motorsport 20m37.259s (10 Laps)
2 Bailey Voisin 22 R Racing +0.148s
3 Josh Rattican 21 R Racing +1.703s
4 Zak Taylor 99 Alastair Rushforth Motorsport +2.477s
5 Freddie Tomlinson 62 R Racing +2.653s
6 Seb Hopkins 18 Elite Motorsport +3.031s
7 Tom Edgar 52 Total Control Racing +5.378s
8 Georgi Dimitrov 23 Richardson Racing +5.420s
9 William Vincent 46 Elite Motorsport +6.705s
10 Tommy Pintos 77 Elite Motorsport +11.143s
11 Liam McNeilly 48 Fox Motorsport +11.144s
12 Rowan Vincent 19 Richardson Racing +20.573s
13 Josh Miller 14 Elite Motorsport +21.150s
14 Joe Wheeler 88 Assetto Motorsport +23.166s
15 Trennon Bettany 41 Richardson Racing +29.432s
16 William Rochford 11 Total Control Racing +1m04.428s
DNF William Aspin 16 Elite Motorsport +2 Laps
DNF Joel Pearson 29 R Racing +5 Laps
DNF Aston Millar 70 R Racing +9 Laps
DNF Will Jenkins 30 Privateer +9 Laps

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Chris Ayre August 12, 2020 - 7:06 pm

Tom Lebbon stands out a mile . Watch this space .

Chris Ayre November 15, 2020 - 9:40 pm

Tom an excellent ambassador for the competition of driving at such a young age .


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