Mullingar teenager Jordan Dempsey moved himself back into the lead of the 2015 Ginetta Junior Ireland Championship in spectacular fashion, taking two race wins at the County Down Circuit, Kirkistown.
Having struggled somewhat on his previous visit up North, Jordan was keen to get his championship challenge back on track this time out. Securing pole position for the day’s two races was a perfect way to open his account.
A steady get away for Dempsey in race one put him into the lead rounding Debtors with his championship rivals in hot pursuit. A small mistake under braking into Colonial by James Roe was enough to give Jordan the break he needed to get his head down and pull away from the chasing pack. Dempsey crossed the line an impressive 13 seconds ahead of second place man Roe and claimed a new class lap record on the way with the fastest lap of the race.
With rain clouds looming, the second race of the day was a much closer affair. Roe was keen not to repeat his earlier mistake and keep in touch with Dempsey, but it was the Mullingar man who led away from the grid. A good sequence of defensive laps by the MCP run driver would see his lead never really threatened. Not content to settle for just another victory, Jordan went on to round out his flawless weekend by beating his earlier lap record in the closing stages of the race and take the driver of the day title.
Jordan Dempsey - #3 Ginetta G20; “It was a perfect result with the two wins, two poles and the lap record. We were quick in testing and were pretty confident going into the races. Then with pole that gave me even more confidence and then in the first race I was just trying to break the tow.
When James made a mistake behind me the pressure went away and I just needed to set consistent lap times and keep it on the black stuff!! Race two, the rain was threatening to break through and my team was ready for any situation, but it stayed away. At the start I bogged down a tiny bit and didn’t get a great start but kept the lead and broke the tow and my own lap record! Massive thanks to Team MCP for all their hard work, P1 : Digital and Jennifer Mullan for looking after my social media updates throughout the day.”
Jordan now moves onto Mondello Park on July 11th and 12th for rounds seven and eight of the Ginetta Junior Ireland Championship.