Walker second in World Series

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Now lying just six points behind the leader Jerseyman Walker started the weekend in top form and had looked a certainty for pole position having outclassed the field in testing and the first round of qualifying.

However, in the Superpole session he was pipped to the premier position in the final moments by Charles Pic but was still assured a place on the front row for the second race.

Starting race one from seventh position on the reverse grid Walker took advantage of other driver’s mistakes to take a good haul of points with a fourth place finish.

But with a capacity crowd to impress it was Sunday’s feature race that kept his loyal fans, calling themselves Walker’s Stalkers, entertained.

After dropping to third place a pit speeding penalty for the car in front boosted Walker back into second and he managed to hold off Oliver Turvey in the closing stage of the race to secure the number two spot on the podium.

Walker said: ‘This has been a great weekend for us. We worked our tyres pretty hard in the race but we were never in any danger of conceding second place in race two.’

After hearing the news that he is now second in the championship he added: ‘It’s fantastic and I can’t wait to continue the fight at Le Mans. If not for the mistakes at Hungary and Spa I would be leading now but I’m making up for those mistakes and looking forward to continuing this success.

‘I have had some fantastic home support here from all the World Series fans and all the guys from Jersey so thank you all for cheering for me.’

The series moves to Le Mans in two weeks’ time and Walker will no doubt be looking to continue his drive up the leaderboard and keep third-placed Bertrand Baguette at bay while closing in on the leader Marcos Martinez.

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