The Richardson Racing team added more silverware to its ever-growing tally as the Ginetta Junior Championship headed for Oulton Park for the fifth round of the year.

Qualifying for the opening race of the weekend saw Luke Browning who is from Kingsley storm to pole position on his local circuit. The opening race on Saturday afternoon would prove to be a strong one for Luke, who maintained his position out front at the start and was never headed as he crossed the line for a fourth victory of the season. Unfortunately however, a kerb strike during the race damaged the diff on the car, which resulted in it losing oil – meaning that the required amount of fluids weren’t in the car when post race checks were carried out.

Stewards elected to apply the letter of the law and excluded Luke from the results, with the team taking the immediate decision to appeal against the exclusion to the MSA Court given there was no performance advantage and the fact that the oil loss was as a result of an incident on track.

Race two again saw Luke starting from pole position and once again he would lead the race throughout, building a huge advantage of over 10 seconds to secure victory by the biggest winning margin in the series for nearly three years.

Luke Browning, #11 said:

“As far as I’m concerned, that’s been a pretty flawless weekend for me. We were quick in testing, quickest in practice, put it on pole and then led both races from start-to-finish. To win at my home circuit is a fantastic feeling and it’s a real shame that the hard work we put in in race one was unrewarded. For some reason, we lost the oil in the diff during the race and it resulted in losing the win.

There was no benefit to us from what happened and it actually slowed the car down, so we’ll appeal against the decision and will have to see if we can reclaim the victory that I feel we deserved.

Going into race two, I’ll admit that I was feeling a bit angry about what had happened, but I just put that into my racing and pushed as hard as I could. The car was great and the team did a mega job as ever. To win by that margin showed how quick we were and was a good way to bounce back from the earlier disappointment.”

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