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  • Writer's pictureLIAM REDFORD

Trio of top-15 finishes for Holly Miall at Snetterton

"Learnt lots which is always good and had a good few battles to earn my positions in the 3 races" - With encouraging results at Snetterton, Holly Miall has now achieved five consecutive top-15 finishes in the Ginetta Junior Championship, adding valuable points to her championship tally.

Photo credits: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Following an action-packed Ginetta G Fest, Holly Miall secured three top-15 finishes at Snetterton as the Ginetta Junior Championship entered the second half of the season. The Fox Motorsport driver enjoyed a number of close battles and achieved a best result of 13th coming in race three, underlying her progress in the highly competitive championship.

Holly’s development has been evident throughout the 2023 season, improving her speed on new circuits while enjoying close wheel-to-wheel battles. The Snetterton 300 circuit was another new track for the Fox Motorsport driver to learn and her progress was once again apparent in pre-event testing, improving her fastest lap time by over a second from the first to the second session.

Qualifying provided Holly another chance to make improvements with drivers given three timed laps to set the grid for the opening two races of the weekend. Holly’s two fastest laps were within a tenth of a second of each other with her 2:24.418 quick enough for 17th on the grid. With three races to come at Snetterton, Miall knew there would be good opportunities for improvements and to score more valuable championship points.

Race one took place late on Saturday afternoon with Holly lining up on the ninth row of the grid. On the first lap, Miall moved into 16th ahead of Felix Livesey and set about bridging the gap to the drivers ahead. By lap four the Fox Motorsport driver had moved inside the top-15 and set about running a series of consistent lap times. After losing out to Freddie Allum on lap eight, Holly finished the race in brilliant fashion by setting her fastest lap time on the ninth and final lap to take the checkered flag in 15th.

Holly negotiated an action-packed start to the second race of the weekend and after initially falling to 17th, moved inside the top-15 by the conclusion of lap three. Miall then enjoyed a fantastic battle with Felix Livesey with positions changing multiple times during the middle portion of the race, with the Fox Motorsport driver holding onto the position as the race passed the halfway mark. After teammate Harry Moss made the move on Holly on lap seven; Moss, Miall and Livesey were engaged a three-way battle for the top-15 as the drivers started their final lap. The drivers crossed the line just half a second apart with Holly coming out on top and claiming a hard-fought 15th.

Lining up 15th for race three based off the finishing positions from race two, Holly was aiming for further progress and to achieve a weekend’s-best result. An issue at initial the start meant Miall was cut adrift from the drivers ahead, however a red flag was displayed on lap five when she was running 16th enabled the Fox Motorsport driver to regroup and move forward in the restarted race.

The revised race distance was just three laps, however the lack of time did not prevent Holly from making progress. Moving into 15th at the end of lap two ahead of teammate Moss, Miall gained a further position on the final lap before a post-race penalty for a driver ahead promoted her to 13th. This was a terrific end to an encouraging weekend where Holly gained good points for the championship.

"Overall not a bad weekend at Snetterton, learnt lots which is always good and had a good few battles to earn my positions in the 3 races", she stated. "Can’t wait to get out on track at Cadwell Park next month!"

With her encouraging results at Snetterton, Holly has now achieved five consecutive top-15 finishes and is pushing hard to score her maiden top-10. Adding valuable points to her championship tally, Miall sits 16th in the standings and is also the 13th highest rookie driver.

The Ginetta Junior Championship now takes a short break before returning to a new circuit on the calendar in the form of Cadwell Park on the weekend of 22nd/23rd July.

Photo credits: Jakob Ebrey Photography



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