Another great weekend for Will Macintyre who secured a maiden pole position qualifier and added another 2nd place finish at Thruxton.
Six races in and the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship is as close-fought, entertaining and unpredictable as we headed into the action at Thruxton.
The weekend began with a short 15-minute free practice session on Saturday, giving the racers a chance to get acquainted with the unique, high-speed Thruxton circuit. Macintyre set the pace during practice and converted that pace into a maiden pole position in qualifying later that afternoon.
The opening race on Sunday featured an epic duel for victory between Macintyre and Rowledge. The 2 talented drivers went on to trade the lead many more times through the race and the destination of the victory wasn’t decided until the last lap. Macintyre got past into Noble, however, Rowledge fought back into Church to ultimately secure his second win of the season so far.
The second race was televised live on ITV4, with the Juniors serving up an action-packed encounter for the viewers. The Elite Motorsport racer, Alibhai, who was holding the onboard camera, led the field away. Alibhai couldn’t hold onto this lead and was overtaken by the R Racing driver, Aguilera, who secured his first win of the season. Macintyre completed the top six ahead of McNeilly, Chalmers and Henry.
The 2022 Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship season heads to Thruxton next in two weeks’ time.
InReach Group are proud sponsors of William Macintyre for this season and it was great to see William doing so well at Thruxton – and seeing the second race aired on ITV4!