WOODER DOMINATES GINETTA JUNIOR WITH TWO WINS FROM THREE
WOODER DOMINATES GINETTA JUNIOR WITH TWO WINS FROM THREE PDF Print E-mail

From second on the Ginetta Junior grid in round 21 on Saturday, Wooder made a perfect start to take the lead at Copse and never relinquished the place with a faultless drive, despite relentless pressure throughout the 11 lap contest. Never more than a couple of tenths of a second ahead of his pursuers, he didn't put a wheel wrong to deliver a stunning second win of the season.

Team-mates Jordan Collard and Connor Grady began the opening contest from 14th and 17th on the grid respectively and the former came through an action-packed outing inside the overall top 12, fifth in the Rookie class. Grady's race came to an untimely conclusion in the pits at the end of lap eight as a result of damage sustained shortly before, costing a possible top 15 result.

Round 22 later on Saturday afternoon almost delivered another victory for Wooder, the TCR racer only just missing out on his second success of the weekend by a mere 0.1 seconds after an incredibly dramatic contest. Starting on pole, Wooder was edged back to second at Becketts and then dropped to third but he hit back and was in a position to challenge for the lead the next time around.

Nudged wide and dropping to fourth, he actually slipped to fifth but bounced back remarkably and a shake-up on lap eight enabled him to superbly slice his way back through into the lead. On course for win number two of the weekend, on the final lap he was put on the grass and so finished second.

Grady was again forced into retirement, this time at the end of lap nine due to damage, having climbed through into 16th place from the back of the 20-car grid. Collard, starting from 12th place, progressed into the top 10 and fourth in class by lap four but after a moment at Brooklands on the subsequent tour, he dropped to 16th overall and eventually finished 14th, eighth Rookie.

From fourth on the grid in round 23 on Sunday, Wooder immediately sliced his way into third on the inside at Copse and went on to take second place with a stunning move at Brooklands around the outside. Grabbing the lead at Copse on lap two, although never having the luxury of much breathing space he never looked back to post his third victory of the season and second at Silverstone.

Collard started race three of the weekend from 14th, with Grady in 20th at the back as a result of his retirement from the second contest, and both made progress at the start with the former gaining one place while Grady leapt into 16th spot. In the end, Collard finished the race in the overall top 12, fourth Rookie, while Grady took 14th place.

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