Oliver Basey-Fisher finishes fourth

Great Finborough teenager Oli Basey-Fisher earned a well-deserved top four result during the fourth round of the 2012 Ginetta Junior Championship, at Donington.

As at Brands Hatch during his category debut a couple of weeks ago, the 16-year-old Scholarship Winner was in the front-running fight in both of the Donington races but a robust opening encounter led to a highly unfortunate retirement on lap eight.

Putting the disappointment behind him and bouncing back superbly in Sunday’s televised race, the Tollbar Racing with WIRED driver overcame a couple of tough early laps to slice his way back into podium contention in round four – missing out on a rostrum place by just 0.2 seconds.

Next up for Oli is, potentially, his greatest challenge of the entire 2012 season with rounds five and six of the Ginetta Junior Championship taking place at Thruxton in Hampshire a fortnight from now over the weekend 28th/29th April. Renowned as one of the most demanding tracks in the UK, Thruxton also carries the distinction of being the fastest track on the entire championship calendar.

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