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  • Writer's pictureLIAM REDFORD

Holly Miall continues her Ginetta Junior Championship season at Silverstone

In a weekend marked by challenging weather conditions, Fox Motorsport driver Holly Miall had a productive weekend and finished all three races during the second round of the Ginetta Junior Championship on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, securing a best result of 21st in race one.

Holly Miall, Fox Motorsport, Ginetta Junior Championship, 2024 Silverstone
Photo credits: Jakob Ebrey Photography

The Ginetta Junior Championship drivers battled challenging conditions during the second round of their season on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit. Fox Motorsport driver Holly Miall finished all three races without incident, securing a best result of 21st in race one. Taking the checkered flag in 22nd place in race two and 23rd position in race three, Miall rounded-off a consistent weekend of action at the home of British motorsport.

Holly returned to the Ginetta Junior Championship at Oulton Park as she embarked on her second full campaign in Britain’s premier junior series. It was a consistent start for the Fox Motorsport driver who scored points in all three races, collecting a best result of 18th. Tacking the challenging Silverstone Grand Prix circuit next, Miall was aiming to push towards the top-15 and use her experience to battle for positions with her rivals.

The action began on Thursday with a series of short test sessions to enable the drivers to get up to speed. It was a productive day for Miall who completed 41 laps and set a best time of 2:45.551 which placed her 23rd overall. Improving by two seconds on Friday, the Fox Motorsport driver finished pre-event testing in 22nd position and was now closer to the midfield runners.

Following predominantly dry running in pre-event testing, conditions were different for qualifying on Saturday morning. The track was damp following overnight rain, however tyre choice was not an issue for the Ginetta Junior Championship drivers with one control tyre used in all conditions. Finding the limits of the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit was a challenge for the young drivers, with Holly building her confidence throughout the session. The Fox Motorsport driver set the 21st fastest lap time and was looking to push forward in the three races to follow.

Conditions were dry once again for race one of the weekend with Miall lining up from 21st position. It was an excellent start for Holly who gained two overall positions on the first lap, with the safety car then deployed. Over half of the race had been completed when racing resumed and Miall made a fast restart as she challenged Jude Peters. The close nature of the battles in the Ginetta Junior Championship than saw Holly drop back to 23rd, but she was determined to fight back.

Moving ahead of newcomer Ntiyiso Mabunda on lap five, the Fox Motorsport driver was setting personal best sectors as she chased the drivers in front. The following lap saw her move ahead of R Racing driver Alfie Slater and this elevated her to 21st. With just one lap remaining, there was little time to make further passes but it was a solid opening race for Miall who drove smartly at Silverstone.

Holly Miall, Fox Motorsport, Ginetta Junior Championship, 2024 Silverstone
Photo credits: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Sunday morning’s race two brought extremely wet and cold conditions for the Ginetta Junior Championship drivers. As a result, the race started behind the safety car with Miall originally lining up from 20th position. The Fox Motorsport driver was promoted to 19th prior to the green flag after a technical issue for Jude Peters forced the rookie to stop out on the circuit. When the racing got underway, Miall fell to 22nd during the first flying lap as she brough herself up to speed in the challenging conditions.

Holly remained close behind James Ellis and was targeting a spot inside the top-20 as race two progressed. The young racers continued to deal with the conditions admirably, with few spins or incidents throughout the field. Miall raced well in the closing stages and this saw her set her personal best time on the final lap of the race, taking the checkered flag in 22nd position.

Race three of the weekend was held in predominantly dry conditions with some damp patches making it tricky for the young drivers. With grid positions based off finishing positions from race two, Miall started from 22nd position.

Holding her position at the conclusion of lap one, Holly moved ahead of Harry Moss on lap two while falling behind Mabunda. On lap three, James Ellis overtook Miall but she kept in close order to capitalise on any mistakes from those ahead. It was another consistent end to the weekend for the Fox Motorsport driver who took the checkered flag in 23rd position.

Battling changeable conditions at Silvestone, Miall continued her development in the Ginetta Junior Championship. Finishing all three hard-fought races without any incidents or damage, Holly should take the positives away from another productive weekend.

The Fox Motorsport driver will now be looking ahead to the first of two visits to the Donington Park Grand Prix circuit, the first of which takes place on the weekend of 25th/26th May.



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