It was another excellent weekend for James Kellett in the G56 Ginetta Pro class, with two P1s and a P2 in the last race at Snetterton.
The Saturday race saw James on pole after another fastest lap qualifying, which resulted in him leading the first race from the start until the end.
The first race on Sunday saw a repeat on Saturday’s race, with James starting on pole and leading the field again from start to finish. Two wins from two races. After receiving his winner’s trophy up on the podium, James then had to choose a numbered ball from the bag for reverse grid positions for the afternoon’s race 3. A choice of 3 balls – 4, 5 and 6. Out came Ball 5. So James was to start as P5 in the 3rd race…
Then the third race came round. A decent start but was James was still in 3rd place as the first lap finished. Tom Emson was P1 and was driving well, pulling away from 2nd place and James in 3rd place. James was constantly blocked and just couldn’t get past P2 to take that second place for another 2 or 3 laps. James stayed at it and finally got past. Emson had now pulled a decent lead, with some 4.5 seconds to close up on by the time James did get to P2 position. The race was only 20 minutes long, and with each lap around the 1:54 to 1:55 time, it was only going to be an11 lap race. James was closing Emson down as the laps counted down, but excellent driving by Emson saw hi manage to win by around 2 seconds. James Kellett gets his first P2 of the season – the first time he hasn’t gone over the line in P1 position.
But the points are racking up again, and it’s a short break until Thurxton 27/28 August.