Alex Toth-Jones displayed his fighting qualities to secure a brace of top ten finishes from the latest rounds of the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge at Rockingham.
Having secured eighth spot on the grid in a hotly contested qualifying session, Alex went into the opening race of the weekend confident of battling forwards towards the top six.
An early Safety Car period meant just six minutes of racing would ultimately be possible, but Alex was able to run in the top five throughout to pick up a good haul of points towards his championship tally.
As had been the case at Oulton Park during the opening meeting of the year however, things would go awry in race two, with Alex forced off the track on the opening lap in an attempt to avoid an incident ahead.
Once on the grass, a lack of grip meant Alex was little more than a passenger behind the wheel, with contact from one of his rivals as the car slid back onto the circuit putting him out of the race and at the back of the grid for race three.
Live on TV, Alex would fight back well with one of the best drives of the day as he battled his way through from the rear of the grid to secure an impressive top ten finish.
The Rockingham weekend also saw the running of the rescheduled third race from Oulton Park; a race where Alex was once again forced to start from the back of the grid.
An astonishing opening lap saw Alex make up ten places as he further showcased his talents, taking eleventh place at the flag to maintain tenth place in the championship standings.
Alex returns to action this coming weekend, with the Ginetta GT5 Challenge joining the British Touring Car Championship support package at Thruxton.
“It’s been another weekend that has been a massive learning curve for me,” he said. “We didn’t really have luck on our side and I also made things a bit hard for myself, but I have always been a fighter and was happy to come away from the weekend with some points.
“Although we didn’t get the kind of results I was hoping for, I think that we can take a lot away from the weekend in terms of the way we battled through the field and showed we have a strong race car.
“I’m certainly planning to push hard to claw back the deficit we have in the points and I’m more pumped than ever for Thruxton this coming weekend, where I’m determined to secure a good result for Billy Monger in what will be the first TOCA meeting since his accident at Donington Park.”
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