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  • Writer's pictureLIAM REDFORD

Character building weekend in the BRSCC Fiesta Junior Championship for Maggie Webster

Battling a number of technical issues throughout the event, BRSCC Fiesta Junior Championship driver Maggie Webster showed greater character to finish both races at Snetterton and bank crucial championship points, after achieving a best finish of 18th overall, fourth in the MK6 class.


Maggie Webster, BRSCC Fiesta Junior Championship 2024, Snetterton
Photo credits: James Roberts Photography

BRSCC Fiesta Junior Championship driver Maggie Webster endured a challenging weekend at Snetterton. Battling a number of technical issues throughout the event, Webster showed greater character to finish both races and bank crucial championship points. Maggie achieved a best finish of 18th overall, fourth in the MK6 class, narrowly missing out on a podium finish within class.


Webster’s BRSCC Fiesta Junior Championship career to date has been full of promise, with the young racer not always achieving the results that her pace has warranted. Therefore, Snetterton was a chance to turn this around and consistently challenge for podium places within the MK6 class. The Snetterton 300 circuit was also the longest lap of the season and this would mean taking full advantage of track time ahead of the competitive sessions.


Saturday morning saw the drivers take to the circuit for a short free practice session in preparation for qualifying later in the day. It was a challenge session for Maggie who fought some small issues, but continued to push on to gain experience of the track. At the end of the session, Webster’s best time was 21st fastest, while setting a lap quick enough for fourth in the MK6 class. Pushing towards the top-3 within her category would be the next step, while challenging her fellow rookie racers.


Qualifying took place later that day and was disrupted by a red flag period midway through the session. With Webster dealing with a wheel bearing issue, this looked to be of benefit with extra time in order to rectify the issue. Although Maggie was able to rejoin the circuit, she was unable to set a representative qualifying lap in the session and was therefore looking to charge hard in the races to follow.


Race one of the weekend took place on Sunday morning with Webster starting from the rear of the field. It was a good start for Maggie who gained three overall positions while overtaking Michael Wheeler for the final place on the MK6 class podium. However, her progress was then stopped by a red flag which brought the racing to a halt.


When the race restarted, Webster continued to move forward and ended the opening lap in 17th position while holding off Wheeler. Maggie was still fighting some technical issues and this prevented her from moving forward on her first trip to Snetterton. Despite her best efforts, Wheeler was able to overtake Webster on the final lap to claim a podium result by less than two seconds.


Lining up 18th on the grid for race two of the weekend, it was a challenging start for Webster as she dropped to the rear of the field at the end of the first lap. A side-by-side battle with Daniella Sutton to begin lap two saw the MK7 class driver come out on top, with Maggie settling in behind. On lap three, Webster was able to move ahead of both Aaron Beattie and Joshua Watts as they entered the pits, while now being less than four seconds behind Wheeler for a step on the MK6 class podium. A challenging weekend came to a close with Maggie finishing 19th overall, fourth in class.


Despite the difficulties faced by Webster across the weekend, she was able to finish both races and gain vital knowledge of the Snetterton 300 circuit. Maggie showed a determined spirit which will serve her well in future events where she hopes to be fighting among the midfield runners.


She will be aiming to bounce back at the next round of the BRSCC Fiesta Junior Championship which takes place at Oulton Park on Saturday 8th June.

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