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Two years of hard work and effort paid off for Turner as he won both opening rounds - Photo: James Roberts

The Fiesta Junior Championship got off to a flying start at Silverstone last weekend (6th-7th April). Reigning champion Magnus Kwiklywi returned to defend his crown, and by the looks of it he will have some tough competition again this season.

Five of last year’s main contenders have returned for another shot at the title this year. Kwiklywi, Olly Turner, Ted Potts, Alfie Glenie and Abby Lock have returned to the grid, whilst Joel Wren is making his Fiesta Junior debut this season.

Continuing from where he left off, Kwiklywi returned to dominant ways, immediately setting the pace in practice and qualifying.

As race one began, it was Kwiklywi who led from Turner and Potts. Having joined the championship for the last two rounds of the 2018 season, Potts already had a brief taste under his belt, but he was certainly ready for a full championship assault this year.

Separated by less than half a second, Kwiklywi and Turner soon ran away from the chasing pack, trading fastest laps along the way.

After mirroring his every move lap after lap, Turner seized his opportunity to edge into the lead with just a few laps to go. Starting the season in the best way possible, it was Turner who triumphed in race one, also securing the fastest lap (1m11.711s). Kwiklywi finished just 0.2 seconds adrift after nearly 16 minutes of racing. Potts claimed a strong third place, ahead of Lock, Glenie and Wren.

With race one finishing positions dictating the grid for race two, it was Turner ahead of Kwiklywi this time around.

Concluding what turned out to be a very successful weekend, Turner doubled his victories in race two, to finish 0.5 seconds ahead of Kwiklywi this time around. Despite narrowly missing out on the win, Kwiklywi claimed the fastest lap in the second outing (1m12.287s). Wren finished third on the second attempt, to claim a strong podium finish on his Fiesta Junior debut, ahead of Lock and Glenie. Potts rounded out the pack, after enduring a five second penalty for exceeding track limits.

It was great to see our Junior drivers back for another season of action. There is just a short break before the next race, with the second round taking place at Pembrey during the Easter weekend (20th – 21st April). We look forward to seeing you all there.

Leanne Fahy

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