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Rowledge holds off Reynolds for second Silverstone win

by Bethonie Waring
Josh Rowledge in his Ginetta leads a train of cars on track

Josh Rowledge takes his second win of the weekend just ahead of title rival Harri Reynolds at Silverstone.

Rowledge emerged victorious from a five-car scrap for the victory in race two to take his ninth win of the season.

As in race one, Sonny Smith started on pole with Kenato Le close behind. Smith was shuffled back to fifth on the opening lap before an incident for Le sent the Elite Motorsport driver plummeting down the order. Rowledge inherited the lead ahead of Maurice Henry and Smith.

Reynolds and Will Macintyre – who had a five place grid penalty for a race one incident – soon joined the fight at the front and Henry was dropped back to P5.

An incident further back neutralised the order. Zak Meakin, Aqil Alibhai, Ella Lloyd and Joe Warhurst were caught up in the incident, which knocked Meakin and Lloyd out on the spot and forced Alibhai and Warhurst to come back to the pits to retire.

As soon as racing resumed, the tight battle at the front of the order restarted. When the green flag waved, Rowledge was leading Reynolds and Henry, but Macintyre quickly moved back into the podium paying positions. Rowledge put up a good defence, though briefly lost the lead to Reynolds. It was only moments before he retook the lead and held on to the chequered flag, with Reynolds following 0.336s behind.

Macintyre picked up third, just 0.018s ahead of Smith in P4.

After the opening lap incident, Le put in an astonishing recovery drive to climb up to fifth, passing Henry in the closing stages of the race.

The pair finished behind Freddie Slater on track, but Slater was handed a five second time-penalty for exceeding track limits, dropping him to P11 at the chequered flag.

McKenzie Douglas took seventh, ahead of championship newcomers Mikey Porter and Sid Smith.

Luke Watts completed the top 10.

Full results to follow.


Image credit: Ginetta/Jakob Ebrey Photography

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