Will Macintyre takes the rookie title for the championship with one weekend to go!
Will Macintyre had an exhilarating weekend in the penultimate set of races of the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship, which took place at Silverstone Circuit.
InReach’s sponsored racer Will started strong, securing the fastest lap during qualifying as a rookie, 10th of a second behind seasoned racer Josh Rowledge. He started 3rd on the grid for the weekend’s first race, behind fellow rookies Sonny Smith and Kanato Le.
Race one saw a lot of excitement as race lead Smith lost control during the opening lap, and Will dropped down to 10th. He held his ground for the rest of the race, finishing 11th. Will’s 11th position gained him a further 10 points in the championship and the rookie class title for the season.
On Saturday afternoon, Will started 8th, moving quickly through the ranks to 3rd by the 4th lap, and maintained his position for the rest of the race. Will secured a podium finish and a further 26 points in the championship.
The weekend’s final race saw Will start in 3rd on the grid. He finished behind title rival Josh Rowledge on track, but the R Racing driver received a penalty for track limits that dropped him down the order and locked in 1st position for Will in the final Silverstone race.
The race for the championship title concludes next weekend at Brands Hatch, with Will just 73 points behind lead Rowledge, on 549 points.
For the full race results, you can visit https://www.tsl-timing.com/event/223803