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Edgar holds off McNeilly for race three victory

by Bethonie Waring

Tom Edgar extends his lead of the Ginetta Junior championship with victory in the final race at Snetterton.

The R Racing driver, who won the opening race of the weekend on track before a post race penalty, was pushed throughout the race by Liam McNeilly but held on to take the win.

McNeilly started on pole, but Edgar was able to snatch the race lead during a chaotic opening lap. Edgar swept past McNeilly on the back straight and the safety car boards were shown before McNeilly had a chance to fight back.

Further down the order, a number of cars had run into trouble. Team-mate James Higgins and Fergus Chalmers were both left stranded at the side of the track, while Jacob Hodgkiss, Oliver Flashman and Aqul Alibhari were all forced to pit with significant damage to the front of their cars. Ian Aguilara was also caught up in the incidents.

McNeilly stuck with Edgar on the rstart. The pair were joined by Will Jenkins, Josh Miller and Aston Millar in a five car battle for the race lead.

Edgar and McNeilly were eventually able to break away, but the race leader could not shake off McNeilly. He was kept under pressure throughout the race, but offered McNeilly no opportunity to make a move and crossed the line just 0.258s ahead.

Jenkins and Miller were locked in a battle for the final step of the podium in the closing stages of the race. The battle allowed the rest of the field to close onto the back of the pair and by the final lap there was a train of cars behind Jenkins. Jenkins fought hard, as losing a position to Miller put him at risk of plummeting down the order.

He held on to take P3, ahead of Miller and Millar.

Josh Rowledge took sixth ahead of Seb Hopkins and Jamie Osbourne.

Osbourne spent much of the race leading a train of cars. At one point everyone from P8 to P15 was part of the train, but Osbourne kept his cool to stay ahead.

It was an incredible recovery drive for Callum Voisin. After an issue in scrutineering disqualified him from the second race of the weekend, Voisin started from the back of the grid. He managed to avoid the early race drama and climbed his way up through the order to take 10th overall, behind Max Dodds, and a spot on the rookie podium.

Edgar leaves Snetterton top of the championship standings, 17 points ahead of Will Jenkins and 19 points ahead of McNeilly.

Image credit: Ginetta/Jakob Ebrey Photography


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Snetterton 2021 Race 3

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