Brea Angliss closes out the season with career best result
Despite not competing in the entirety of the season, Brea Angliss has made significant improvements in the 2023 Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship, as she closed out the season with her two strongest meetings and a career best result of seventh at Donington Park.
Brea Angliss continued her excellent end to the 2023 Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship season by scoring a best result of seventh at Donington Park. The Preptech UK driver has continued to make strides during the year and this culminated in her largest points haul of the campaign
After qualifying 12th in wet conditions, Brea finished a fantastic seventh in race one, followed by a 14th place finish in race two. Coming close to ending the season with another top-10 result, Angliss completed the season with a 12th place finish.
Since returning to the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship after a short hiatus, Brea has shown excellent speed and has been a regular contender for top-10 positions. Making her second appearance of the season at Donington Park, Angliss arrived into the weekend aiming to end the year with personal best results.
The weekend got off to a challenging start with the pre-event test cancelled due to persistent heavy rain on Friday. As a result, Saturday’s running started with a warm-up session which allowed the drivers to acclimatise themselves to what were still, extremely wet conditions. Qualifying followed directly after and Brea did a superb job in light of the limited track time to set the 12th fastest time, matching this effort for her second fastest lap.
Lining up from the sixth row of the grid for race one in damp conditions, Brea made a fantastic start but her progress was shortly stopped by a red flag. A full restart meant Angliss lined up from 12th once again and immediately entered the top-10 by the end of the first completed lap. Following a safety car interruption, Brea continued to run fast lap times in spite of the conditions while holding her own inside the top-10.
By lap six, Angliss was up to ninth and following a second safety car, was targeting further progress as a career best result was within reach. A one lap restart led to an action-packed finish with the Preptech UK driver gaining a further position to cross the line in eighth.
Already a personal best result, this finish was improved upon when a post-race penalty elevated Brea to seventh in what was a significant step forward for the young driver.
Brea started race two from 12th position and held her position in the opening exchanges while slowly building a gap to the drivers behind. The first half of her race was relatively quiet, however Angliss continued to improve her lap times and establish herself as a top-10 contender.
Despite Edu Robinson overtaking the Preptech UK driver on lap six, she was able to tuck in behind her rival and set a significant personal best time on lap seven. Despite some late-race contact when fighting for a top-10 position and slipping down the order, Angliss took the checkered flag in 14th to collect more good championship points.
With race three grid positions based off the finishing positions from race two, Brea would line up 14th and enjoyed her best opening lap of the season to date, gaining an impressive eight positions while navigating incidents ahead. Following a lengthy safety car period, Angliss restarted seventh and did her best to maintain position with fast cars around her.
Slipping to tenth by lap six, the Preptech UK driver continued to battle hard in the closing stages and crossed the line in 12th position to round of a superb final meeting in the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship.
Despite not competing in the entirety of the season, Brea has made significant improvements with her race pace being particularly strong. Closing out the season with her two strongest meetings, this indicates her potential and gives Angliss a good platform going into the winter break.
Brea’s main target will now be to secure the required budget in order to put together a full-season program for 2024 and develop her skills as a young driver.