Louis Foster Sweeps Sunday's Junior Races at Knockhill with Elite Motorsport

Ginetta Junior Championship
August 26, 2018

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Louis Foster proved to be the man to beat on a rain-soaked Sunday at Knockhill, the Rookie from Hampshire winning both Ginetta Junior races in Scotland. Adam Smalley meanwhile, will head into the next round of the season at Silverstone with a 32-point championship lead over Foster, after scoring two podium finishes.

In the first race, Foster made his move for the lead on the opening lap, by sneaking past pole-sitter James Hedley round the outside, just before the field was neutralised for an incident in the opening scramble involving the #44 and #11 G40s of Fin Green and Luke Browning respectively.

Whilst Green was unable to continue, Browning got going again and went on to complete a head-turning drive.

The field went green again on the third lap, and immediately Foster kept his cool and began to create a comfortable lead while many of the other drivers scrapped over the places behind.

Hedley was unable to hold onto second for long, the Dorset native falling to third on the sixth tour of the circuit after a bold move from championship leader Adam Smalley. From there, Smalley pushed hard to try and catch Foster, but he couldn’t match his pace and crossed the line second, 5.2 seconds behind. It was a faultless drive from rookie driver Foster.

The fight for the final podium place meanwhile, was fierce during the second half of the race, James Taylor eventually securing the place on the penultimate lap after a flurry of position changes which saw Jonny Wilkinson drop from third to fifth, behind Taylor, and Browning.

Browning, who fell to the back off the pack after his Lap 1 clash, produced an impressive recovery drive in the race, climbing from 15th to fourth after the Safety Car, coming close to taking a podium place on the final lap.

Behind Wilkinson in sixth was Johnson, who managed to get the better of Hedley at the very end, demoting the pole-sitter to seventh.