Birthday boy Will celebrates in style with Brands Hatch victory
William Tregurtha celebrated his 16th birthday with a win in the first race of the season at Brands Hatch.
The Ginetta Junior Championship racer, now in his second season in the series, took a magnificent win in the opening race on Saturday.
In a closely-fought opener, Tregurtha, in his HHC Motorsport prepared Ginetta, went wheel-to-wheel with Stuart Middleton and Dave Wooder before the Shenley Brook End ace made a move stick at Druids to take the chequered flag - his first in the series.
The second race proved to be even more close-fought than the opener.
Tregurtha, Middleton and Wooder once again finding themselves battling at the head of the field – Tregurtha briefly leading from pole position before his adversaries worked their way past.
He was set for a podium spot until the last lap, when he was edged out to cross the line in fifth place.
Overall though, it was a great weekend for the teenager.
Tregurtha said: “I am delighted to have picked up my first win in the very first race of the season.
“HHC Motorsport did a great job with the car and it was a shame that I couldn’t pick up another podium in race two on Sunday.
“But we had a great battle at the front and I think it was entertaining for the live ITV cameras.
“That result just makes me more determined to push for wins again at Donington in two weeks’ time.”