Confident Denning moving well in QuaifeMini Challenge
THERE was delight for Alex Denning recently when he secured his first victory in the QuaifeMini Challenge at Knockhill.
Alex from Rathfarnham, travelled to the Scottish venue having already secured a podium finish in Brands Hatch and Donington Park, but this was his first time to go top of the podium.
The first-place finish keeps the talented young driver on course for the Rookie crown and he will head to Snetterton this weekend for rounds 12, 13 and 14 of the championship full of confidence.
Denning had it all to do in Knockhill when he qualified in 12th place, but he came storming out of the blocks to quickly move into fifth place in Race One before going one place better in Race Two.
In the final race, Alex was drawn third on the grid, and he quickly moved ahead of Sam Weller into turn one before team mate Max Coates suffered a mechanical issue and was forced to retire.
But it all came together for Denning who was now out in front ahead of close rival Ronan Pearson.
He was battling tooth-and-nail to keep the double winner at bay when a clash involving Jack Davidson and Ethan Hammerton brought out a safety car that would last to the chequered flag.
“I’d have loved to race hard with Ronan for the victory, but a win is a win and I’ll take it,” said a delighted Alex Denning .
“It means the world to me as we’ve been close so far this season, but it all came together here after a tough qualifying session.
“The car felt mint in the races and it’s fantastic to give something back to the team, and also the sponsors who have helped to get me onto the grid.
“This is a great way to come out of the summer break, and it means confidence is on a high going to Snetterton.”