Jake Cook has proved he has all the ingredients for success with victory in each of the last four races in the Ginetta Junior Championship with Henderson Insurance. He aims to continue that form as the championship heads to Silverstone this weekend.

Funny old season: Jake Cook won the opening two races in the Ginetta Junior Championship with Henderson Insurance at Brands Hatch and headed to Thruxton as the championship leader. A disappointing weekend followed and Sarah Moore won both races, instantly becoming the most talked-about driver on the grid. Wins came, too, from Aaron Williamson, Alex Austin and Jake Hill, before Cook turned his season around. He won both races at Snetterton and backed that up with two more impressive wins at Knockhill.

That means Jake heads the title race to Silverstone with a margin of just four points over Williamson with Sarah Moore back in third, just 15 points adrift of Aaron. Each of the three could yet take the title at Brands Hatch in October, whilst fourth-placed Alex Austin is not out of contention either. What makes Cook’s recovery even more remarkable, though, is that he lost 20 points in the championship for driving standards at Oulton Park and retired from race two in Cheshire. Back in May, he was fourth in the standings, 85 points away from Sarah Moore.

Sarah lost points at Croft with a puncture and retired (her only non-finish of the year) after contact with Chris Swanwick at Knockhill broke the steering rack. She fought back to take second in race two which negated some of the damage but it is now many months since her last win – May, to be precise, when Sarah bagged her third win at Donington.

Against the championship protagonists this weekend are the rapid Alex Austin (winner at Oulton Park) Mitchell Hale and Tom Howard, plus Chris Swanwick who has shown flashed of promise. There is also David Moore, Sarah’s brother, in his first year of racing who may well be able to upset the party at the front – and take points of Sarah’s rivals.

With just six races to go, including this weekend’s double-header, the championship is at a crucial stage.

Qualifying for the Ginetta Junior Championship takes place on Saturday August 29 at 14:00 after free practice at 09:00. Race one is on Saturday at 17:00 and race two on Sunday at 14:45.