HHC’s Will Tregurtha secured the victory in the fourth race of the weekend at Knockhill after having an up and down weekend. This weekend saw a number of new names and faces stepping up onto the podium. His teammate Lewis Brown started the race from pole and started the race in the lead, he built up a two second lead during the opening few laps of the race. Brown was handed a drive through penalty after being deemed to have jumped the start. When Brown pitted to serve his penalty it moved Tregurtha into the lead of the race ahead of TCR’s Connor Grady. On the opening lap of the race Tregurtha and Grady exchanged positions at the hairpin. When they took the flag Tregurtha had a three second lead.
Grady managed to hold onto second to take his maiden podium in the championship. JHR’s Geri Nicosia took third place to round out the Pro’s podium, his second of the weekend. Elite Motorsport’s Tom Wood initially was running in third after Brown served his penalty until Nicosia passed on lap eighth. Wood went on to have a spin on the following lap which prevented him chasing Nicosia to fight to get the position back. Wood was collected by Stuart Middleton and Seb Perez when he spun but Middleton was able to recover to claim fourth at the chequered flag and took the fastest lap. Perez dropped down to eleventh at the flag with a heavily damaged car.
Jordan Collard took his best result to date with a fifth place overall and the Rookie Cup honours ahead of TCR teammate Dave Wooder. HHC’s Charlie Fagg took seventh ahead of JHR’s Cameron Roberts. Douglas Motorsport’s Daniel Harper fought through to ninth place at the flag after starting in fifteenth. Olli Caldwell completed the rookie podium behind Caldwell and Collard. Podium regular Sebastian Priaulx endured a difficult race after going off track at Leslies early on in the race, this set the tone for the remainder of his race. He finished the race down in seventeenth. Lewis Brown and Tom Wood finished just a couple of places above Priaulx after all had issues of their own during the race.
©Fay Tilley 15th August 2016.