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Millar beats de Haan in Silverstone photo finish

by Bethonie Waring
Aston Millar and Will Jenkins in Ginettas side by side

Aston Millar wins the final Silverstone race of the weekend in a photo-finish with Robert de Haan.

De Haan was leading on approach to the start finish line, but Millar had the pace. Both drivers ran wide on the start-finish straight as Millar edged ahead of the Richardson Racing driver. There was almost nothing between them as they took the chequered flag, with officially only 0.010s separating the two.

Millar’s win further extends his championship lead with two rounds remaining.

After briefly being pipped by Millar off the line, Will Jenkins took the early race. Millar kept the pressure on him, with Robert de Haan and Sebastian Hopkins not far behind.

A wide moment for Millar and Jenkins allowed de Haan to come through for the race lead, but the positions wouldn’t remain static for long.

Millar managed to find a way through, taking Jenkins with him past de Haan while Hopkins was caught in a three-way battle with Jamie Osbourne and Freddie Tomlinson. That resulted in contact between Hopkins and Tomlinson that sent him down the order.

Millar was shuffled back to third as de Haan held off Jenkins to keep the race lead. Millar recovered and was nose-to-tail with de Haan as they started the final lap.

Behind the battling leaders, Jenkins was the first driver actually on track to cross the start-finish line, finishing third, just ahead of Josh Rowledge and Liam McNeilly.

There was a small gap back to Josh Miller, who held off a charging Callum Voisin to finish sixth. Miller was later handed a 20 second time penalty for frequently exceeding track limits. He dropped out of the points and finished P23.

The result promoted Hopkins to seventh, ahead of Jamie Higgins, Tomlinson and Osbourne.


Image credit: Ginetta/Jakob Ebrey Photography

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