Elite Motorsport’s Will Jenkins is looking to end the season on a high after a mixed year in the Ginetta Junior Championship.
Jenkins’ championship campaign was derailed after a difficult weekend at Knockhill. Despite taking his maiden win at Silverstone two race weekends later, he still lies outside title contention, but is still aiming for strong results at Brands Hatch.
“I was looking promising in testing,” Jenkins told Ginetta Junior Update about the Knockhill weekend.
“Then as qualifying came, it was a case of sort of, who could get a lap in as the circuit was drying all the time. Whilst I was on my best lap, the circuit got red flagged and the session didn’t get restarted.
“I had to start from 15th. Not the best of luck there really.
“It was still a good drive – two fifth places on Saturday – then Sunday morning, the first race was the race that was rescheduled from Oulton Park.
“We started 10th, up to about sixth or fifth but unfortunately I ended up in the gravel so that was a low score. Then, after having started at the back for the second race on Sunday, I got involved in an incident and got myself another DNF.
“By that point, it took a bit of my championship momentum away.”
Jenkins tried to bounce back at Thruxton the following weekend, but penalties hindered his progress.
However, Silverstone would result in the Elite Motorsport driver’s best result in the series.
“It was the best weekend for me, so far, the get that win,” he said.
“I was just focusing on getting the job done. I just knew to never give up. We kept pushing. You know what it’s like: anything can happen in a Ginetta race, right?
“And then to get two other podiums as well. Three podiums across the weekend was brilliant.”
Now with just three races remaining, Jenkins is aiming for strong results and to move up the championship order.
“I’m confident we can keep the momentum,” he said. “It’s a big gap in the championship to catch but it’s game on. Let’s see what we can do.”
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