Geena Watkinson, 17 from Shirebook took another step forward to taking part in the Le Mans at the weekend with two first places at Silverstone enabling to secure winning the Championship in her class for the Mazda MX5 Cup.
Qualifying saw challenging conditions with a very we and slippery track and Geena skilfully avoided a big shunt when she had a spin going on the Start/Finish straight.
Geena qualified in pole position for her class with a 1 min 56 seconds on a track that she had never previously driven on.
The first race saw Geena make a good start on a still slippery but drying track. Over the course of the race Geena’s times consistently improved with a personal best of 1 minute 34 seconds on the final lap of the race. Her performance was strong enough to win her class.
The second race saw Geena racing on dry but cooling track so she had to work to maintain tyre temperature. Geena finished the race 1st in Class and as a result secured the Championship win.
John Cowan, President of Spirit Air who have supported Geena’s racing throughout the season said “We are delighted with Geena winning the Championship in her first year of racing. She has put in in a great amount of work in challenging circumstances and we look forward to backing Geena again in 2021.”