Emily Glanvill has experienced one her best weekends in the Junior Saloon Car Championship to date with an encouraging display at Croft. The Junior Saloon Car Championship Scholarship winner showed excellent pace throughout free practice, before converting this into her best career qualifying display. Unfortunately bad luck struck during the races but Glanvill was still able to finish two close contests and collect valuable championship points.
Heading to Croft with renewed positivity, Emily was looking for a turnaround in fortunes after a challenging meeting at Brands Hatch. From the first practice session of the weekend, Glanvill looked on top form as she set extremely competitive lap times during free practice to end the session in 15th. Qualifying also brought more for success for Emily as she secured her best starting positions of the season with a pair of fantastic laps to line up 13th for race one and a highly impressive 12th for the second race of the weekend.
Race one began early on Sunday afternoon with Emily hoping to maintain her brilliant position at the start. Unfortunately she dropped to 19th after the opening lap and just lost out to Finlay Robinson for that position after a close battle on lap two. Nevertheless, Glanvill settled into her rhythm during the early stages and kept in touch with Robinson before moving up to 16th on lap six. Emily’s lap times improved as the race progressed as she continued to get to grips with the challenging Croft circuit, ending the 10 lap contest in 16th position. Subsequently Glanvill, along with a number of other drivers, was given a 5 second time penalty for exceeding track limits which dropped her to 17th, but nonetheless it was an encouraging first race which gave her a lot build on for race two.
The second race of the weekend began later in the afternoon with Glanvill starting from the sixth row of the grid. Emily made a fantastic initial start and climbed inside the top-10 before ending lap one in 13th position. Racing in the competitive midfield, Glanvill enjoyed a fantastic battle with Will Dyrdal during the opening couple of laps before being shuffled down the order on lap four. However, Emily kept her composure and began to catch the tail end of the field at a rapid rate as she set a number of consistent lap times. On the final lap of the race Glanvill passed fellow competitor Sean Thomas for 16th to end a very promising weekend at Croft.
Despite not quite having the results to show for her superb pace during the weekend, Emily will have lots of positives to take away from the Croft meeting. Her qualifying performance was outstanding which proves she has the single lap pace to challenge towards the front of the field, something she will hope to replicate in the final two meetings of the season. Next up for Emily will be the home meeting at Knockhill where she will be relishing the opportunity to tackle her local track in front of supporting friends and family at the beginning of September.
Emily would like to thank her sponsors Walero, House of Hearing and Jays Racewear, Fabletics and Ian J Brown & Company for all their continued support. Emily would also like to thank the Junior Saloon Car Championship Scholarship sponsors; Teenage Cancer Trust, Vantage Motor Group, OREX Competition, Junction1 Graphics, Purple M Photo, Custom Cages, GAZ Shocks, Fuel Safe Silverstone, Haymarket Media Group, Tockwith Motorsports, PhotoBox and Yokohama Tyres Europe for their dedication.
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