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Aguilera Victorious On Mini X30 Debut
Mexico’s Ian Aguilera took victory at the Shenington Superprix last weekend – in his debut Mini x30 race!
Date 15th July 2018
Event Shenington Superprix
Things got off to a great start for Aguilera, as he took Pole Position in Timed Qualifying on Saturday. Jessica Edgar was looking forward to a better weekend than Rowrah, as she posted the 7th fastest time.
In Heat 1, a mistake on the warm up lap meant Aguilera was forced to start from the back of the grid, however Edgar was in fine form as she climbed 6 places from her starting grid to win the first heat of the day. Despite started last, Aguilera made his way back through to 6th.
Kristian Brookes won the second heat of the day, ahead of Aguilera in 2nd and Aaron Walker in 3rd. Edgar finished 5th securing her Pole Position for the final as posted the fastest lap as well – proving she was certainly one to watch in the final.
Brookes immediately took the lead at the start of the final, with Edgar looking as though she was struggling with engine issues. Aguilera quickly asserted himself as a favourite for victory, as he shot up the order on lap 1, to 3rd. As the race evolved, Aguilera’s speed was evident, and he bided his time behind new leader Louis Horsley, before making his move at the first hairpin. Despite Horsley regaining the lead on last lap, Aguilera pulled off a great move to take victory at the flag, becoming the first Mexican driver to win the Superprix. Brookes was second ahead of Horsley whilst Edgar drove brilliant to hold on to 4th after lacking a lot of straight line speed – something very much required at Shenington.
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