Oli bounces back in style after first disappointment

STRONG SHOWING: Oli Basey-Fisher continued his excellent early season progress with a top four finish in round four of the 2012 Ginetta Junior Championship
STRONG SHOWING: Oli Basey-Fisher continued his excellent early season progress with a top four finish in round four of the 2012 Ginetta Junior Championship

GREAT Finborough teenager Oli Basey-Fisher continued the excellent start to his maiden season of car racing action at Donington Park last weekend, with a well deserved top four result during the fourth round of the 2012 Ginetta Junior Championship.

As at Brands Hatch during his category debut a couple of weeks ago, the 16-year-old Scholarship Winner was in the front-running fight in both of the Donington races but a robust opening encounter led to a highly unfortunate retirement on lap eight in the first race on Saturday.

Putting the disappointment behind him and bouncing back superbly in Sunday’s televised race, the Tollbar Racing with WIRED driver overcame a couple of tough early laps to slice his way back into podium contention in round four.

His lap times, particularly in race two, were very impressive with a quickest of one minute 22.135 seconds, just a single tenth of a second shy of the fastest of the race. In terms of the championship standings, Oli rounded-out his second weekend in car racing eighth overall, with 51 points.

Next up for Oli is, potentially, his greatest challenge of the entire 2012 season with rounds five and six of the Ginetta Junior Championship taking place at Thruxton in Hampshire a fortnight from now over the weekend of the 28th and 29th April.

Renowned as one of the most demanding tracks in the UK, Thruxton also carries the distinction of being the fastest track on the entire championship calendar.