Ginetta Junior Championship Resumes After "Summer Break"

Ginetta Junior Championship
2022 Croft
July 25, 2022

2018 Season

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Elite Motorsport make the long haul “North of the Border” to Knockhill near Dunfermline next weekend (30-31 Jul) with four of its drivers in the overall top-eight of the Ginetta Junior Championship.

William Macintyre, Aqil Alibhai, Joe Warhurst and Kanato Lee lie second, fourth, sixth and eighth with Will still leading the Rookie category and Elite to the fore in the Teams’ title race.

The Croft circuit in North Yorkshire was the scene for last rounds (25-26 Jun) and saw Macintyre come through from sixth on the grid to finish second, less than a second behind the winner in a hectic Race 1 which saw him lead for six laps until the penultimate tour. A great start from the front row in Race 2 enabled Will achieve his second outright and seventh Rookie victory of the season.

Le began both races from the second row, Kanato’s best overall grid starts of the season, each time the second quickest Rookie. He challenged for lead in the opener but found himself shuffled down to 14th but recovered well to eighth (fourth in class). In Race 2, Le recorded his fifth Rookie podium finish with second place (fourth overall).  

Warhurst finished Race 1 in 10th having been fired into when fourth but pitted with a front right puncture after a massive lock up on lap two, coming home ninth in class in Race 2. Alibhai sixth in the opener, finished 16th in Race 2, with Douglas placing seventh and sixth in the Rookie class while Shanmugavel was 10th and 13th in class.

Eddie Ives, Team Owner & Manager

“We were extremely fast at Croft as a team and so we are very much looking forward to the next races at Knockhill this weekend with the intention of continuing that form.

“At the corresponding event at Knockhill last year, we bagged a pole-position, numerous podiums plus a fastest lap and so I’m hoping we can repeat that success on our annual visit to Scotland.”