Gamble moves into the Ginetta Junior Championship lead at Rockingham

Ginetta Junior Championship
Rockingham
August 26, 2017

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Tom Gamble has moved to the top of the Ginetta Junior Championship standings in his Elite Motorsport prepared Ginetta, with a dominant fifth win of the season in the second race at Rockingham today.

All of Gamble’s hard work was done in the opening two corners, as he vaulted the slow starting poleman Daniel Harper off the line before dispatching Harry King into Deene.

As the battles raged behind in the early laps, Gamble was crucially able to build a quick two second lead, with none of his pursuers able to close the gap as the race developed.

As Gamble went on to victory, his Elite Motorsport team-mate King’s hold on second position would last until lap three when Harper squeezed past into Gracelands.

That opened the door for Sebastian Priaulx to challenge into Tarzan, with a slide wide for King eventually dropping him to sixth behind Tom Wood and Jordan Collard.

There would be no further changes to the podium positions, with Priaulx getting onto Harper’s rear bumper at one stage but proving unable to fashion an overtaking opportunity.

Whilst the three main title contenders each secured their second podium finishes of the day, Wood, King and Collard would round out the top six behind.

The season next heads to Silverstone as the championship reaches its climax. Tom Gamble now leads the championship for Elite Motorsport, with teammates Harry King, Craig Johnson and Finley Green in 6th, 16th and 17th respectively, in the huge competitive Ginetta Junior Championship standings.

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