Lando Norris closes on Ginetta Junior Championship leaders after another win

ADD Motorsports driver Lando Norris was delighted to register his third win in as many weekends in the Ginetta Junior Championship.

The 14-year-old closed the gap on the Championship leaders once again thanks to another first and second place finish at Knockhill Circuit.

With just three races left, he knows it will take something special to take the title now.

But after once again showing a maturity and consistency beyond his years, he set his sights firmly on second place and vowed to keep fighting until the end.

He said: “It was another really good weekend. I have been worrying about this week and a few of the ones to come, as I haven’t raced at the tracks before, which is a real disadvantage.

“But we’ve been preparing really well, I’m racing well and I’ve shown how well I can adapt to new tracks.

“I’m probably too far behind to catch up with the leader now, but I’m definitely targeting second place and I’ll keep trying to do what I’ve been doing and we’ll see where it leaves me. I’ll keep going until the end.”

Lando went round the track early on Friday in a road car to get more accustomed to the layout and it paid dividends as he hit the ground running.

He was happy with seventh in his first practice, but didn’t take long to get up to speed with the track in his second, when he was fastest.

Lando was also fastest in qualifying after one or two changes were made to the car after the warm-up.

He made a mistake on the last two laps, but his third to last lap was fast enough to get him pole for Race One.

Lando got off to a good start in Race One, making a small gap to second place and then defending the corner when the other driver got closer.

But after that he pulled away and managed to stretch his lead to one and a half seconds with two laps to go, to win comfortably.

Race Two was more difficult, despite Lando getting into the lead after starting in second place.

The Glastonbury racer defended his position into a hairpin when his rival James Kellett took the opportunity to squeeze past and after that maintained the gap to finish first, with Lando second.

But again, it was another weekend that Lando could be very pleased with.

He added: “It was another really good weekend, I was really happy with how I raced in the first one and was a bit unlucky in the second.

“It would be nice to get two wins, after three weekends of a win and a second place, but we’re really please with the car and how I’m driving.

“My confidence is up and we are putting in a lot of work, so hopefully I can be up there again at Rockingham in a few weeks.”