BTCC ace Senna Proctor earns superb second at Knockhill

Rudston’s Senna Proctor secured his first podium of the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) campaign after grinding out reasonable points in the opening two races at Knockhill in Scotland.

Thursday, 3rd September 2020, 8:58 am
Updated Thursday, 3rd September 2020, 9:02 am
Senna Proctor celebrates his second place finish at Knockhill Photos: Excelr8 Motorsport

However, the Excelr8 Motorsport driver saved his very best until last and bagged a well deserved podium finish with a strong drive at the 1.3 mile track which has always been a favourite of his.

Proctor now sits 10th in the Driver’s Championship after points scoring finishes of 13th and 11th in races one and two respectively before being drawn onto the reverse grid pole for the last race of the day.

In the final race 22-year- old Proctor was just beaten off the line by Rory Butcher, but managed an otherwise faultless drive to finish second and seven seconds clear of Tom Chilton.

Senna Proctor at Knockhill Photos: Excelr8 Motorsport

“The win would have been nice but I think today ultimately with the pace that we had in the car I think P2 was OK,” Proctor said.

“We struggled in race one and two and then it’s another trophy for the team which is what I was determined to do for the team to repay them for all their hard work.

“I’m happy with today’s work and I think we can try and roll onto Thruxton in a good place.”

The 2017 Jack Sears Trophy champion admitted once he had lost out to Butcher off the line he was focused on securing second in his Hyundai i30 N-Performance Fastback.

Senna Proctor at Knockhill Photos: Excelr8 Motorsport

He added: “Rory got me off the start – he was quick both times off the start – I didn’t do the best job there.

“But I was just trying to hunt him down, I pulled a little gap to the cars behind so my main focus was to watch Rory and just try and keep up with him as best I could.”

“Once he broke away a few seconds then I started to just consolidate and look after the tyres.

“I was wary of Tom Chilton in my mirrors so I think I managed the race well and I’m really happy to just bring home a podium.”