Four-some finish to Oli’s maiden racing campaign

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Great Finborugh’s driving sensation Oli Basey-Fisher has concluded his maiden season in the Ginetta Junior Championship as fourth best rookie.

Competing in a final weekend double header at Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit, the 
17-year-old clinched a ninth and eighth place finish in two challenge outings to cap the campaign off in ninth overall in the main standings, only 13 points adrift of the outright top eight.

In his first outing at Brands Hatch, the Tollbar Racing with WIRED driver matched his free practice performance on Saturday, in qualifying, taking ninth on the grid for the first race of the weekend.

Slipping to 10th on lap one of the first encounter, Basey-Fisher passed William Palmer for ninth on lap three and remained there to the finish in a outing which proved very uneventful.

In a rain-soaked round 20, he climbed to seventh place on the opening lap, before being passed by Will Palmer.

However, Palmer crashed out on lap five to gift Basey-Fisher seventh, where he would remain until the finish.

Reflecting on his season, 
the youngster conceded he is unaware of what his future holds.

“It’s been a great year, I’ve had some good strong points, a podium and some top fives,I’ve really enjoyed every bit of the season,” he said.

“I can’t thank Ginetta enough for the Scholarship prize.

“I really have thoroughly enjoyed this year and wouldn’t take it back for the world.

“We’re not sure what next year will hold yet, we just need to see if we can get the budget to move on and see if things pan out as we’d like.

“This is motor racing though so until any deals are done, you never quite know what’s going to happen”