Harry King Claims First Blood At Snetterton

Ginetta G55 Supercup
Snetterton
July 28, 2018

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Championship

Harry King opened his Snetterton weekend in style, bagging maximum points in Saturday’s first day of action in Norfolk in the Ginetta G55 Supercup.

King was quickest in qualifying, taking pole position with a 1:54.371s lap, 0.033s quicker than Boardley who joined him on the front row. Angus Fender lined up third whilst Tom Roche and Charlie Ladell completed the top five. In the Am class, it was Michael Crees who set the pace, taking the top spot from championship rivals Colin White and Jack Minshaw.

As the first race of the weekend got underway, it was a strong start for King who held firm into Richies for the first time, a lead he held to the flag, eventually taking victory by a comfortable 6.213s. Behind, there was a race-long battle between championship protagonists Ladell and Boardley, with the latter leading the pair throughout the race distance. Despite a drag race to the line, Ladell held the advantage by just 0.101s at the flag.

Great progress was made by Jac Constable, who started eighth  but had climbed to fifth after lap one. As Boardley and King squabbled over second, Constable made steady progress to catch the back of the pair towards the end of the race, crossing the line 0.681s behind and in fourth.

There was a great squabble for fifth between Adam Shepherd, Fender and Roche. Although Shepherd held the position for much of the race, an incident on the final lap dropped him down to ninth at the flag, handing Fender fifth and Roche sixth. Somerfield and Shield finished eighth and ninth respectively, whilst Gordon-Colebrook completed the top 10.

There was some fantastic racing in the Am class between season debutant Crees and G55 veteran White. The pair enjoyed a superb battle throughout the seven-lap race, but it was ultimately Crees who took the class win with White finishing up in second and Minshaw completing the podium.

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