Emily Linscott Places 9th In Oulton Park Thriller
Emily Linscott places 9th in Round 4 of the Ginetta Junior Championship races at Oulton Park last weekend!
The Oulton Park circuit, in Cheshire, played host to round four of the amazing Ginetta Junior Championship races on the weekend, supporting the BTCC, with Emily Linscott on the prowl for her best results of the season. Her pace in testing promised much, but her mantra so far this season has been to drive the best she can and let the results come from that
With the glorious sunshine helping the drivers to treat the 30,000 strong trackside fans to a stunning spectacle of controlled aggression, stunning car control and all round great racing, all of which was played out in front of the ITV4 cameras broadcasting the action live to millions of viewers, the scene was set for some excitement.
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Qually for Emily, once again, didn’t go according to plan as she struggled to find the pace she’d had in testing, lining up in 12th place om the grid for both races. Her thoughts after the qualifying session were typically honest, “I’m trying my hardest out there and for some reason, I’m able to do it in testing but I seem to get myself too worked up and nervous about qualifying, which is making me overdrive and not bringing the start positions I know I’m capable of. It’s crazy that I’m like this for qually, yet when the race comes I’m not affected by nerves and my speed and race craft comes in to play.”
On her first race on the Saturday, she remembers one thing in particular, “I was having a great fight with a friend from my karting days as he’d got the better of me when I made a mistake coming out of the chicane. As we got to the fastest corner on the circuit, the awesome 5th gear Druid double right-hander, I decided to go for a move that was a little daring, when I threw my car up his inside and slammed on the brakes locking all four wheels but still maintaining enough speed and to keep the momentum. This took him by surprise as it’s not known for being an overtaking place as it’s such a high-speed corner with very little margin for error, as the barriers are quite close there. I was pleased with that move, I didn’t stop smiling for the whole of the next lap.” Finishing across the line in 12th but advanced to 11th due to an alleged technical infringement of her teammates’ car.