Winning start for HHC Motorsport in Ginetta Juniors
HHC Motorsport got off to a winning start at Brands Hatch in the opening rounds of the Ginetta Junior Championship on April 1st.Charlie Robertson scored a lights-to-flag victory in Sunday’s televised second race having led the opener until a punctured tyre forced him to pit.The 15-year-old qualified second fastest for race one but headed rival Sennan Fielding until a safety car was deployed for team-mate William Palmer who was off the road. On the restart, Charlie was forced to pit to change a punctured rear tyre. He rejoined a lap down but the Investigo and Ria Capital Markets-backed driver put in a stunning performance to take a new lap record.Starting from pole position for Sunday’s second race, he out-dragged the field heading into Paddock Hill Bend on the opening lap and was never headed, the Caterham school pupil pulling out a gap of three seconds by flag-fall.After his incident in race one, William Palmer showed impressive pace in race two, running in the midfield battle-pack and impressed the team by his ability to learn and make progress every time he was in the car. He completed his weekend with a top 10 finish in race two having shown much improved speed and ability after his move to HHC Motorsport. The hours spent testing during the winter paid dividends as William was much more at home in the Ginetta G40 and wasn’t afraid to push hard and work his way up the pack. The team’s third car, in the hands of newcomer Tom Jackson, qualified 14th for the opening race but Tom battled his way into the top 10 to illustrate his racecraft, but was unlucky not to finish the second race.HHC Motorsport’s Charlie Kemp said: “It is always good to win, especially in front of the television cameras, and Charlie drove brilliantly in race two to make the race his own. We’re frustrated that a win in the opening race got away from us with a puncture, but we are looking good for Donington where Charlie was very impressive last season and finished second. Will and Tom both showed good pace and potential and we are really pleased with both of them, with Will pushing really hard. It is clear already how much he has come on since his few races late last season and the Winter testing has really paid off. We’re confident that they will be moving higher up the grid with every outing.”HHC Motorsport driver Charlie Robertson now lies third in the Ginetta Junior Championship with the next pair of races at Donington Park on April 14/15th.