Hemel Hempstead speed demon Josh stays on track for a championship challenge

Josh Price in action at found four of the Super One Junior Rotax Championship at Trent Valley PFI. Picture (c) Picasa
Josh Price in action at found four of the Super One Junior Rotax Championship at Trent Valley PFI. Picture (c) Picasa

Hemel Hempstead speedster Josh Price has pulled back valuable points in the race for the Super One Junior Rotax Championship title.

Josh was simply unbeatable on the first day of round four of the championships at Trent Valley PFI – finishing first in free practice, timed qualifying and the two heats he took part in.

Brimming with confidence, Josh returned to the track on day two looking to gain a big points haul to reignite his title bid.

The pre-final saw Josh start on pole and he led for the first four laps until being overtaken and dropping back into third place.

The first three were fighting throughout the remainder of the race and Josh ended a very fast-finishing second, just 0.07 seconds behind the winner.

The final saw Josh start in second place where he made a super start and was leading into the first bend.

He held the lead for the first two laps but, by lap five, he had dropped back to fourth.

Josh remained in close contact with the leaders, however, and by lap six he had moved back into third where he remained for the rest of the race – again only 0.79 seconds behind the winner.

It was an excellent weekend overall for Josh and he now lies second place in the championship. Each driver is allowed to drop one of their six rounds and, with only two rounds left, Josh is well in contention to clinch the title.

Next action for Josh is Round 3 of the European Junior Rotax Championship at Trent Valley PFI.

The event will be screened live online by RGMMC on the weekend of July 20.