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Macintyre scored his maiden Ginetta Junior Championship victory at Brands Hatch

Will Macintyre scored his maiden Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship victory at Brands Hatch.

Following an entertaining season opener at Donington Park last month, the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship makes an eagerly anticipated return to action this weekend at Brands Hatch.

The opening race of the weekend was an action-packed encounter, where Macintyre ended up securing a 2nd place finish after one of the rival drivers, Rowledge, was handed a three-place penalty for an incident during the race.

The second race on Saturday evening featured some great racing at the front of the pack from the off, with Macintyre and his teammate, Reynolds, running side by side for second place for almost the whole opening lap. Reynolds took the spot, before they swapped places a couple of laps later. It all changed between the lead group on lap six as Reynolds emerged in the lead, however, Macintyre squeezed back ahead on the next lap. From there, a masterful defensive drive saw Macintyre hold off a train of four cars to record his maiden win and the rookie class honours.

There was a change of weather conditions for race three on Sunday, as a wet circuit greeted the grid as they raced live on ITV4. Reynolds dived down the inside of Macintyre into Druids on lap one to get the lead, which he would go on to hold throughout.

It was far from easy for the Welshman though, as he had to fend off a train of cars behind. Elite duo Macintyre and Alibhai traded second place between them, with the latter claiming the place for his first podium finish of the season, as Macintyre added another rookie victory in third.

The 2022 Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship season heads to Thruxton next in two weeks’ time.

InReach Group are proud sponsors of William Macintyre for this season and it was great to see William doing so well at Brands Hatch and secure his first win of the season – with hopefully plenty more to come!

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