The 2019 Ginetta Junior Championships came to a close at Brands Hatch at the weekend.
Race one saw Lorcan Hanafin finish in 6th with Gus Burton just behind in 7th. It was race 2 when the Douglas Motorsport team came to life! In a race that took place in the dark, Lorcan Hanafin started the race from second on the grid with Gus Burton starting from 23rd and last. After the start, Hanafin stormed into the lead, a lead he kept right up to the finish, despite being challenged after a safety car period created a three lap shootout to the finish. This was Lorcan’s second win of the season.
Also impressive in race two was Bailey Voisin. The rookie took his first rookie podium place. He finished in 8th overall and 3rd in the rookie race. Gus Burton, starting in 23rd was equally impressive. He stormed through the field to finish in 6th place
Race 3 took place on Sunday with Lorcan Hanafin starting in pole position. There was a battle for the lead throughout with the position changing hands a number of times. In the end Hanafin finished in 2nd place. A great finish to what was an impressive season for Hanafin. Bailey Voisin finished in 11th overall ending an impressive weekend for him, finishing 12th in race 1 and 8th in race 2.
Overall, Hanafin finished the season in 4th place with Gus Burton in 7th. Both drivers were right on the pace in the second half of the season and Burton was unfortunate not to come away with a few wins after a very consistent opening to the season. He finished the season with 4 3rd place finishes. Hanafin’s two wins and 3 second places were all achieved in the final 3 rounds of the season. He also had 3 3rd place finishes.
In what was a highly competitive rookie championship (four rookies finished in the top 10 overall), Bailey Voisin finished in an impressive 6th place with Freddie Tomlinson 10th.