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Voisin dominates Knockhill opener

by Bethonie Waring

Bailey Voisin managed two late safety car periods to take his fourth victory of the season at Knockhill.

Voisin had extended a gap of more than five seconds over the battle for P2 when Aston Millar span at the hairpin. The R Racing driver dipped his rear wheels into the gravel, prompting the safety car, but the marshals were swiftly able to push him back on track.

Tom Lebbon had won the earlier battle for second and was on Voisin’s tail when racing resumed, but was unable to stick with the R Racing driver on the restart.

The field had managed three corners before Will Jenkins span after contact with another driver while defending third place.

Jenkins had enjoyed a brilliant drive up from eighth in the grid and had briefly run second early in the race as he, Lebbon, and the R Racing drivers swapped positions. The Privateer had been on for his best result of the season when contact put him into the gravel and out of the race.

Once the car was clear, racing resumed for a one lap shoot out. Lebbon was able to stick with Voisin on the second restart and Voisin was forced to defend for the first time during the race. However, with Joel Pearson close behind, Lebbon couldn’t put up a serious challenge and took the chequered flag 0.465s behind Voisin in second.

Pearson took third ahead of Tom Edgar and Josh Rattican.

Georgi Dimitrov had started the race second but was shuffled backwards early on and finished sixth.

Freddie Tomlinson took seventh, head of Liam McNeilly, Josh Miller and Seb Hopkins.

Image credit: Ginetta/Jakob Ebrey Photography

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Position Name Number Team Time/Gap
1 Bailey Voisin 22 R Racing 17m33.696s (15 Laps)
2 Tom Lebbon 34 Elite Motorsport +0.465s
3 Joel Pearson 29 R Racing +1.490s
4 Tom Edgar 52 Total Control Racing +1.952s
5 Josh Rattican 21 R Racing +2.165s
6 Georgi Dimitrov 23 Richardson Racing +2.325s
7 Freddie Tomlinson 62 R Racing +4.162s
8 Liam McNeilly 48 Fox Motorsport +4.396s
9 Josh Miller 14 Elite Motorsport +5.063s
10 Seb Hopkins 18 Elite Motorsport +5.217s
11 Tommy Pintos 77 Elite Motorsport +5.436s
12 Zak Taylor 99 Alastair Rushforth Motorsport +5.694s
13 Joe Wheeler 88 Assetto Motorsport +6.082s
14 Trennon Bettany 41 Richardson Racing +6.538s
15 William Aspin 16 Elite Motorsport +6.765s
16 Rowan Vincent 19 Richardson Racing +7.254s
17 William Vincent 46 Elite Motorsport +7.505s
18 William Rochford 11 Total Control Racing +10.409s
19 Aston Millar 70 R Racing +1 Lap
DNF Will Jenkins 30 Privateer +4 Laps

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