Senna seals maiden Touring Car success

Senna Proctor on the podium
Senna Proctor on the podium

Senna Proctor took an incredible first victory of his British Touring Car Championship career at Brands Hatch.

The 19-year-old stormed through the field after starting 27th on the grid. It has also been hailed as one of the finest drives in the history of the sport by many pundits.

Qualifying was a tight affair as the field was separated by just over a second as Proctor qualified 21st, just 0.4 seconds shy of pole-sitter Jack Goff.

His first race was ended after a collision with James Nash as he was sent onto the grass and tapped the barrier. He was able to continue but came home in 27th.

Race two saw changing conditions as the track started to dry.

Proctor was one of a handful of drivers who gambled on slicks rather than the wet tyre.

The gamble started to pay off as the drivers on wet tyres started to struggle and Proctor weaved his way through the field, passing cars at will as he made it up into the top 10 and a couple of laps later he was fighting for the lead with Aden Moffat.

Proctor eventually took the lead when Moffat hit the wall.

The Power Maxed Racing driver crossed the line to take his and his team’s first-ever win, setting the fastest lap in the process to cap off a remarkable drive.

Proctor said: “Someone said to me did you expect to win a race and I said ‘maybe after yesterday yes, but after the first race no.

“It’s unbelievable really, thanks to all the sponsors and Power Maxed, my family.

“I can’t thank them enough. It’s been a great day.”

Proctor sits seventh in the standings after an incredible race weekend.

He heads to Donington Park in two weeks time full of confidence.