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Millar adds to win total at Brands Hatch

by Bethonie Waring
Aston Millar leads a train of cars at Brands Hatch

Aston Millar wins the penultimate Ginetta Junior race of the season after securing his title at Brands Hatch.

The second race of the day was truncated by a late red flag, brought out after an accident for Max Hall.

Millar was kept under pressure throughout the race by his long-time championship rival Liam McNeilly, but didn’t put a wheel wrong and converted pole position into the victory.

The field had made it to Druids before the bunched up field caused drama further down the order on the opening lap. Jamie Osbourne was tipped into a spin while other drivers collided while trying to avoid.

Three drivers were taken out of the race, bringing out the safety car on the end of lap one.

A three-lap dash followed. Millar and McNeilly both got good starts at the front of the order. McNeilly tried to challenge for position but, with Will Jenkins close behind, the Fox Motorsport driver didn’t attempt a risky move.

The top two in the championship standings came home in championship order after the red flag was brought out with three minutes on the clock, finishing just ahead of Jenkins.

James Higgins held onto fourth ahead of Joe Wheeler, who picked off Fergus Chalmers on the opening lap.

Freddie Tomlinson took sixth, ahead of Edward Pearson, who took his best finish of the season, and Josh Rowledge.

With a mixed qualifying putting some unusual names at the front of the order, it was a good chance for strong performances from those more often in the mid-field.

Sonny Smith, in his second weekend in the season, got a poor start, but made up positions late on to come home 11th, just behind Robert de Haan, who was recovering from a poor qualifying.

Image credit: Ginetta/Jakob Ebrey Photography

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Brands Hatch GP 2021 Race 2

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