Senna Proctor: ‘I wasn’t expecting to win it, but thank god I...

Senna Proctor: ‘I wasn’t expecting to win it, but thank god I did’

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After a spectacular second round of the 2018 British Touring Car Championship, race winner Senna Proctor admitted he was shocked.

Proctor became the BTCC’s newest winner in an eventful second race, and in doing so became the driver to have won a race having started from the lowest grid position in the history of the championship.

The Power Maxed Racing driver told TouringCars.Net that patience was the key to his victory, after he took the gamble to use slicks while the majority of the pack chose wets.

“I just don’t really know what to say at the moment, it’s a bit of a shock,” said Proctor.

“Going into that race starting 26th, I was not expecting to win it, but thank god I did.

“It was a great race all round, just had to keep patient and let the tyres come to me, everyone else dropped off towards the end and it just dried up perfectly for the slicks.”

The battle during the latter stages of the race was frenetic, as the Laser Tools Racing Mercedes of Aiden Moffat led a quintet of slick tyre runners.

Behind him was race winner Senna Proctor, Jake Hill and Ollie Jackson, who would go on to score their first podiums in second and third respectively.

Proctor and Moffat battled for a number of laps before the pair made contact at Druids, with the latter sustaining damage as he collided with the barrier, but hanging on to finish fifth.

“I went in behind him and I was on his bumper and I didn’t push him I just followed him, said Proctor. “And he had a bit of a twitch and he went wide.

“That was that. It was a bit of a hectic race, it all just happened very fast – I never made contact with him, but yeah it was just a great race.”

For the final race of the day, Proctor will carry maximum ballast, but admitted it was something he was very unprepared for given the circumstances.

“I’m going to go out and do the best that I can, I’ve got some weight on and we’ll just have to see what happens.”