Essex karting ace Rowan Bailey has today confirmed plans to join JHR Developments for his rookie campaign within the already sold out KICK Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship for 2015.
Having only begun racing competitively two years ago, Bailey is hoping to hone his skills behind the wheel of a sports car in 2015, with the aim of being on the pace of the leading pack and ultimately finishing the season as the top rookie driver. With an active interest in motorsport engineering, the 15 year old hopes his understanding of the mechanics of his G40 will give him an advantage over his rivals.
Bailey said; “I am incredibly excited about joining the KICK Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship for 2015. The series provides a brilliant package for me as a driver and it seemed like the right time to graduate into cars as I believe I have got as a can do out of karting.”
Bailey qualified fourth in the x30 junior class for the Kartmasters final at PF international, with only the British champion, World champion and one other ahead of him on the grid.
Bailey will join Esmee Hawkey, Senna Proctor, Dan Zelos and Seb Perez at 2014 KICK Start Energy Ginetta Junior Teams Champions JHR Developments, and Team Principal Steven Hunter said; “Rowan is new to the series and we are all working hard to help Rowan in the transition from Karting to cars. Rowan has shown a lot of promise in the first test and we are all looking forward to seeing Rowan journey throughout the year.”
The KICK Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship will feature a maximum capacity grid in 2015, with all driver entries for the forthcoming season having already been filled. Highlighting the importance of the series to young racers aged 14-17 as they embark on their sports car careers, 26 entries have been placed for the upcoming campaign; which seems set to be one of the most competitive in the history of the ever-popular championship.