DOUBLE OULTON PARK VICTORY FOR SENSATIONAL MORRIS
Sebs' Oulton Park 2 races - 2 more wins + another Lap
Record for the Circuit & Fastest Lap.
WRDA member Seb Morris proved untouchable once more at Oulton Park Island Circuit in
Cheshire over the weekend, 4th/5th June, by racking up his sixth and seventh wins of the
season in scintillating fashion, and has now won 7 out of 8 Races run in this years
Ginetta Junior Championship.
Increasing further his already jaw-dropping lead in the driver standings, the 15-year-old
Hillspeed racer scored a near-perfect 73 points over the course of his home
event in addition to the double win he also scorched to pole position for both
races and set a new lap record in the first encounter.
Oulton is by far my favourite circuit, its the track where I feel most
comfortable and Im able to do quick laps every lap not just the odd
one, said Seb, The team has worked so hard this weekend as they do every
weekend, I cant thank them enough for all of the effort they put in.
So far, the season has been nothing short of a fairytale for the Marford-based youngster
with the only blemish on his record if it can be called that a second place
finish at Thruxton during the fifth round of the campaign.
In qualifying on Saturday, Seb was in absolutely remarkable form and secured the top spot
on the grid for round seven by a phenomenal 0.7 seconds. His second fastest lap,
determining the grid order for round eight, was an even more impressive 0.8 seconds clear
of his closest rival.
At the beginning of the first of the weekends races, which took place under glorious
Cheshire skies, the Liberty Properties Plc and Legat Owen-backed driver led away from pole
and from lap three he started to build a substantial advantage.
Posting the fastest lap of the race, and new lap record, of 1m42.555 seconds (78.13mph),
Seb was the only driver to go below the 1m43 second barrier and his best time was a full
0.8 seconds better than anyone else could manage. Unsurprisingly, his winning margin at
the chequered flag was immense 8.8 seconds to be exact.
The weather took a turn for the worse on Sunday so ahead of round eight, the teams and
drivers all had a tough choice to make regarding which tyres to use. Seb and Hillspeed
opted to go with a set of intermediate part worn treaded tyres and the
decision worked out.
Holding his lead into the first corner, Seb stamped his authority on the race immediately
and by the end of lap one his lead was an incredible 3.7 seconds as he quickly found the
grip level. While the chasing pack battled over position, Seb disappeared into the
distance and he eventually took the flag a country mile clear, his winningmargin some 23
seconds at the end of just eight laps.
We worked hard before the race to decide which tyre to go on but, had we been able
to see the whole track, wed have definitely gone with slicks. Instead, we went with
low-intermediates rather than full wets but that still worked out well. Its been a
really fantastic weekend again.
There are now just two weeks to wait until rounds nine and 10 of the Ginetta Junior
Championship take place on 18th/19th June at Croft Circuit in North Yorkshire.
2011 Ginetta Junior Championship Driver Standings (fter Rd8): 1st Seb Morris, 284pts
Report by Marc Orme at Marc Orme Media & PR
Photos Jakob Ebrey Photography
More information available at http://www.sebmorris.com
Seb shows off his impressive collection of silverware