Birthday boy Will celebrates in style with Brands Hatch victory

Will Tregurtha (GBR) HHC Motorsport Ginetta Junior
Will Tregurtha (GBR) HHC Motorsport Ginetta Junior

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.

Will Tregurtha (GBR) HHC Motorsport Ginetta Junior

Will Tregurtha (GBR) HHC Motorsport Ginetta Junior

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.”