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Voisin victorious in second ever car race

by Bethonie Waring

Callum Voisin wins his second ever Ginetta Junior race after a tight battle with team-mate Aston Millar at the front of the pack.

The R Racing rookie got a poor start, but was able to stick with the leading pack and pick off the cars ahead to take the race lead. The second half of the race was a nose to tail battle with team-mate Millar, but Voisin stayed just ahead to take the victory.

Millar held the advantage after the opening laps. He jumped up to second from fourth on the grid and was immedietly challenging pole sitter Seb Hopkins for the race lead. The pair ran nose to tail but, with Will Jenkins and Robert de Haan right behind, a failed move could have meant plummeting down the order.

The top two were eventually able to break away from the rest of the field by a small distance, and Millar snatched the race lead with a move up the inside at Church. Meanwhile, Voisin was recovering from his poor start and picked up P3 ahead of de Haan.

Voisin wasted no time in closing the gap to the two leaders and picked off Hopkins with a move around the outside, with de Haan following him through.

Voisin and Millar ran side by side for a number of corners, with de Haan never too far behind, before Voisin managed to find a way through. The rookie driver managed to edge away from Millar in the closing stages of the race, finishing just 0.505s ahead at the chequered flag.

Hopkins rejoined the fight in the closing stages to retake P3 ahead of de Haan and Tom Edgar.

Race 1 winner Edgar spent the first half of the race among the second pack of drivers, which was led by Will Jenkins. Jenkins put in a strong defence, but couldn’t stick with the race leaders, allowing them to break away. By the time Edgar managed to fight to the front of the order, there was a considerable gap to the podium battle, but he managed to close in on the leaders.

It was another disappointing race for Joe Warhurst, who span on the opening lap after just clipping the curb. He was able to get going again but dropped down the order.

The driver leading the second pack changed hands multiple times through the second half of the race, but it was Jenkins just ahead at the chequered flag. He took P6 ahead of Josh Rowledge and Joe Wheeler.

Image credit: Ginetta/Jakob Ebrey Photography

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