Will flies onto the podium at Snetterton

William Tregurtha with brother Leo on the podium.'Pic: Jakob Ebrey.
William Tregurtha with brother Leo on the podium.'Pic: Jakob Ebrey.

Will Tregurtha stormed through the field to seal his best finish of the season in the Ginetta Junior Cup at Snetterton at the weekend.

The 15-year-old from Shenley Brook End bounced back from a poor qualifying session, which saw him start 17th on the grid for the first race of the weekend to finish a remarkable ninth.

William Tregurtha (GBR) RCE. Pic@ Jakob Ebrey.

William Tregurtha (GBR) RCE. Pic@ Jakob Ebrey.

But Tregurtha has shone when the TV cameras have turned on on Sundays, and this weekend was no different.

Dicing with the best in the series, the second-youngest driver in the 28 car field finished fourth, and was top rookie, earning him a spot on the podium where he was joined by a special guest.

Tregurtha, said: “It was my younger brother Leo’s 10th birthday on Sunday and it was a special moment to have him on the top step of the rookie podium with me as well.

“I am obviously pleased with the result but I know we can do even better and I will not stop pushing and learning.

“It is less than two weeks until we race next at Knockhill in Scotland and I will be preparing hard on the simulator and at the venue beforehand to make sure I am ready.

“RCE did a great job with the car and my driver coach George Richardson was a brilliant help all weekend.

“Funding is always difficult in motorsport and so many people are helping me, especially Enlighten, to even be on the grid so it was great to give something back to the people who are supporting me and helping me race.”