Heart Breaking Weekend For Jordan Collard As Victory Is Brutally Taken Away
Ant Whorton-Eales ended his win drought in the second MINI Festival race from Oulton Park. The 24-year-old hasn’t won a race since April and after main rival Jordan Collard ran into car problems while battling for the lead, he leaves Cheshire with a solid lead in the MINI Challenge.
Despite starting sixth, Whorton-Eales made a strong start, benefiting from an incident between the JCW pair on the front row, leading by the end of the second lap.
From there, the JamSport Racing driver quickly turned his attention to those behind as fellow championship protagonists Collard and Nathan Harrison harried him in the opening stages. By the fourth lap, Collard had finally taken the lead as he looked to close the gap in the standings.
This would not last long though, with both Ant and Harrison making it back past a lap later. From there it was only downhill with Collard’s car limping around for two laps before pulling off at the side of the track.