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Mai 2015: Race report from the Ginetta Junior Championship at Thruxton Circuit

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Race report from the Ginetta Junior Championship at Thruxton

Floersch shines with double lights-to-flag wins

Munich/Thruxton, 10/05/2015: Sophia Floersch brought a serious amount of ‘Girl Power’ to the KICK Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship at Thruxton this weekend (May 9/10), taking a stunning double victory on her first ever visit to the high-speed Thruxton circuit in Hampshire, and becoming the first rookie race winner of 2015.

As the lights went out, Floersch stormed into the lead as the cars went through Allard for the first time, whilst Matthiesen picked off a position to move from fourth into third by the end of the opening lap and Zelos climbed from sixth to third.

With the race restarted on lap seven, Floersch made a break from the pack as she powered over the lap, leaving Middleton to fend off Zelos, which he did successfully until the penultimate lap, when Zelos swept past.

As the race reached its conclusion, a strong drive from Floersch saw her claim the first win from a rookie driver in 2015, whilst Zelos and Middleton picked up their first outright podiums of the year in second and third respectively.

Starting from pole position for the second race of the weekend, Floersch made a textbook start once again and led the first into Allard for the first time. Whilst the top three pulled away, chaos down the pack called for a safety car, and the pack were all bunched up once again.

As Zelos tried his hardest to pass Floersch whilst keeping Monger behind, the trio found themselves in a five-way fight for the win as the race reached its climax.

Holding onto her position to the flag, Floersch took two wins from two, although Zelos lost three spots in one lap as Monger, Caroline and Middleton all climbed up the order on the final lap.

Speaking after the race, Floersch said: “It’s been an amazing weekend. To win the first race was perfect, and now we’ve managed to win again which is the best feeling ever. We’ve had good pace everywhere so far this year but we hadn’t got it together, but it did this weekend and its amazing.”


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