It was a fantastic finish for Elliot Pinson in the final race of the Dickies Junior Supersport Championship, held at Brands Hatch; Elliot finished on the podium in his first season! Here’s his final race report for 2018:
The final round 8 of the British Superbikes Dickies Junior Supersport Championship was held at the Brands Hatch GP circuit. Elliot was in 3rd place, 10 points behind 2nd with two races left to go.
In the dry free practice on Friday Elliot set the fastest lap time and did the same again in the Saturday morning qualifying session, taking pole position by 0.208s.
The first race of the weekend on Saturday afternoon was again dry and Elliot lead every lap of the 8-lap race over the line to take his 4th race win of the season. This closed the gap to 2nd place in the championship to just 5 points.
Sunday saw the first and only wet race of the championship this season with Elliot starting 2nd on the grid. Trying his hardest he wasn’t able to secure the race win he needed, managing a fantastic 2nd place, his 14th podium of the season.
This meant Elliot finished his rookie season in 3rd place, just one point behind 2nd place: a fantastic achievement since he didn’t enter the first round.
Congratulations to Elliot and the rest of the team.
Photographs courtesy of O.H. Photography.