Basey-Fisher in the Top Four at Donington

Ginetta Junior Scholarship winner and rookie, Oliver Basey-Fisher (Tollbar Racing with WIRED) has continued his maiden season in style at Donington Park by securing himself a top four result in the fourth round of the 2012 championship.

Basey-Fisher made a good start in round 3, but was unfortunate enough to be caught up in the chaos of the first of two incidents on track that led to an early chequered flag. Round 4 saw the youngster posting lap times of 1m22.135 seconds, a mere one tenth off the fastest time set by Sennan Fielding (JHR Developments).

“It was disappointing not to finish the first race and we could have had second in race two”, he commented, “Fourth is still good though, it’s good points after retiring from race one – I’m pretty happy with that really.”

Talking about his success in a busy round 4 which saw the driver hold onto second place for a portion of the time he said;

“It was a bit of a hectic race but I kept out of most of the trouble. When I ended up in second, there was a bit of a commotion out of the final corner. I kept to the left and that meant I dropped to fourth.

After that I thought I had a puncture, the whole car started wallowing down the Craner Curves so I lost some pace there but then it cleared up and I found more pace again. Unfortunately, I couldn’t quite get back to second but I can’t complain with fourth.”

Basey-Fisher will return to fight it out at the fastest track on the calendar on the 28th-29th April at Thruxton Circuit in Hampshire.

Photo Credit: Jakob Ebrey

Natalie Hills

Nat Hills is our Ginetta Junior Championship correspondent for 2012. You can contact her at or on twitter @nisciocco.