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Voisin reflects on Brands Hatch hat-trick

by Bethonie Waring
Callum Voisin with trophy

Race winner Callum Voisin described the Brands Hatch weekend as a “good way to bounce back” after a difficult round at Snetterton.

Voisin left Snetterton with a race victory, but was disqualified from the opening race of the weekend and handed 70 penalty points, dropping him to 14th in the overall championship standings.

The penalty was for what Voisin called a small, unintentional technical infringement.

Despite the set back, Voisin was on form again at Brands Hatch, where he became the fourth driver in Ginetta Junior history to take a hat-trick of victories in one weekend.

“It went really well,” Voisin told Ginetta Junior Update. “It was a good way to bounce back after a pretty bad Snetterton. It was brilliant to bring back three wins.

“[The Snetterton penalty] is what it is. We can’t debate it. So after that, my intentions were just to go out there and do as best I can. That’s it really, and it seemed to work out quite well.”

It was three relatively simple races for Voisin after a strong qualifying put him on pole for race one and second for race two. Multiple safety car periods in the final race of the weekend allowed the challenging pack to get onto the back of Voisin, but two perfect safety car restarts took him out of reach of his rivals.

“Overall it was quite smooth,” he said.

“I managed to get pole and a second in qualifying so for race one I started on pole. I dropped down to second at first, but then managed to catch back up to [Liam] McNeilly and then overtook him about halfway through.

“The second race I started second. Going to the lead on lap 2, I think .Then there were red flags, so it was a nine lap sprint and I managed to hold on from there.

“The last race on Sunday, I started on pole and kind of stayed there the whole race. We had a couple of safety cars and it ended up with a red flag.”

Race three was Voisin’s fourth on track win of the season and his fifth win overall after a post-race penalty elevated him to the race two victory at Snetterton.

However, Voisin isn’t the only R Racing driver at the top of the order. Team-mate Tom Edgar has two race victories, while Aston Millar and Josh Miller have consistently been at the front of the field.

Voisin added that it felt good to be battling his team-mates.

“We get on well. I get on well with everybody. We race each other hard, but fair. It’s good.

“There’s also a few other people out there, so it’s quite nice to have your team-mate [close behind], knowing that you’ve always got a bit of back-up just in case.”

Image credit: Ginetta/Jakob Ebrey Photography


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