Ella Stevens extended her championship lead in the Privateer's Cup in the LGM Series at the weekend. The 11-year-old from Wotton-Under-Edge had to climb up the field in the final from P21 on the grid to P12 at Whilton Mill, Northants.
A strong field of 44 competitors made it for very interesting racing. In her first heat, Stevens worked her way through the order from 25th to 10th, on a rain-soaked circuit. Heat two however, was a different story. The youngster was running in P6, before she was cruelly taken out with two laps remaining, forcing her down the order to P26. Once again Ella had a tough 3rd heat, getting forced off track and having to settle for 17th place.
Ella lined up for the final in 21st position, as all competitors changed to slicks for the dry conditions. After a tough start, which saw her drop down to 23rd, she kicked into gear and made her way up the order. Posting lap times quick enough for Ella to be in the top 7, the promising youngster crossed the line in 12th place, winning the Privateer's trophy for the 4th time this season. The win means Ella increases her lead at the top of the Privateer Cup standings to 39 points ahead of Macauley Bishop.
Talking after the final, Ella said " I am really happy to have won the Privateer's trophy this weekend. Macauley started much higher up the field than I did, so to have made my way up the order to 12th and beat him was great. I would like to thank my sponsors, Immun'Age, CoreHard, Silverstone-Hotels and PowerADoor for their continued support."
Ella will not be attending the next round of the LGM Series due to being on holiday, but she will be back out on track on the 8th/9th September at Glan-Y-Gors in Wales for the penultimate round of the British Super One Championship.