Esmee Hawkey has today confirmed her intentions to join the KICK Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship for the 2015 season, following a positive debut in the final three meetings of last year.
Following a successful end of year test with 2014 Championship winning team JHR Developments, Hawkey has signed with the team for her first full season in the KICK Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship, which will see her contest the Rookie title.
Hawkey said;“I can’t wait to get back in my new race car, I am really looking forward to working with JHR this season, to run at the front and fight for the rookie cup. A big thank you to AmD for their preparation last year, I hope to continue the association and look forward to taking up their offer of a test in their Touring Car at a later stage.”
Graduating from a strong karting career, Esmee was crowned vice-champion in Easykart Junior in 2014, before she went on to enjoy an impressive performance in the Easykart World finals in Italy last October.
Not only that, but Hawkey was part of Team LNT’s winning line-up at the Henry Surtees Foundation Brooklands Team Challenge in July 2014, as she joined former Ginetta Junior frontrunners Charlie Robertson, James Kellett and Jamie Chadwick in the Ginetta factory entered team.
Steven Hunter, Team Principal at JHR Developments added;“Esmee is working hard with the team and we have already seen a substantial improvement over the first couple of tests. I’m sure she will surprise people in the season ahead, and we are really pleased to have her on the ZIP/JHR driver developments programme.”
The KICK Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship is nearing capacity for the 2015 season, any interested parties are urged to get in touch should they wish to join the British Touring Car Support Series. Contact Championship Manager Ashley Gallagher on 0845 2 10 50 50.