Totally Motorsport’s Junior Academy drivers Cameron Roberts and Kyle Hornby had a mixed weekend at Donington in their JHR Motorsport Ginetta Juniors. Qualifying on Saturday morning was all about who would be in the right place at the right time on the last lap as the track was drying fast. Hornby managed 8th but Roberts on his flying lap was held up by a back marker on the last corner after setting two very fast sectors which meant he could only manage 11th.
Kyle Hornby made a good start in race 1 but ended up being boxed in for Redgate and he dropped a couple of places. Rain started to fall (hailstones) and Kyle made up two places to finish where he started in eight position. For race 2 Kyle started in his previous finishing position (8th) and made three places on lap 1 before being hit from behind by Tom Gamble which put him in to a spin forcing Kyle to join the field again at the back of the grid, but with the remaining few laps he did manage to make several places to finish 15th. Race 3 saw Kyle again hit up behind by Tom Gamble this time though Kyle was able to stay in control and eventually managed to finish 11th " This has been a difficult and frustrating start to my season and to be attacked by the same driver in two races has really been hard for me to accept. But this is motor racing so we have to move on and Thruxton suits my driving style so hopefully will be a better weekend!” said Hornby at the end of the weekend. He went on to say "At least my sponsors Ryley Wealth Management, and REIS Insurance had a great day with their guests and my car is unscathed with the exception of two rear bumpers!”
Cameron Roberts had a better weekend, although a coming together with Seb Priaulx in race 1 meant Cam had to make a pitstop to have a damaged wheel changed so he could only manage to finish 15th. With this as his starting position in race 2 Cameron surprised everyone with his pace and overtaking skills to finish a superb 6th. Race 3 allowed him to take pole position due to a new reverse grid system which Ginetta have recently introduced. So the REIS/PKW Property/ Your Safety Pal/Nurishment/ supported driver had the mammoth task of defending his pole position and found himself leading the race until the safety car was deployed. Once the safety car came in Cameron was under huge pressure from the pack of 5 cars behind him and gradually slipped down the field with a new problem – a suspension problem! However, Cam did manage to retain fifth spot and score valuable points. Cameron later said " The weekend has been up and down really with some good and bad luck, but by Thruxton we should have a good car again and I can go out to score some more points!” Thanks from Cameron go to PKW Properties, REIS, Your Safety Pal, and Nurishment Active