This year's Ginetta Junior Scholarship will not only see one racing protégé receive a fully funded season in the 2016 KICK Start Energy Drink Ginetta Junior Championship worth £60,000. They will also receive a driver support package, courtesy of Goodman Media and iZone Driver Performance.
The KICK Start Energy Drink Ginetta Junior Championship receives unprecedented media attention with races broadcast live on ITV4. To prepare the Ginetta Junior Scholarship winner for their media presence, they will enjoy a two-hour training session with ITV motorsport presenter Louise Goodman, which aims to improve the driver's understanding of the media and increase their confidence on camera.
Louise Goodman commented;"The Ginetta Junior drivers provide some of the most exciting racing on the BTCC bill and the championship is immensely popular with our audience on ITV4. The 2015 Ginetta Junior Scholarship winning driver will be representing Ginetta, not just to ITV viewers, but to the wider media as well, so Goodman Media is very happy to be providing media training as part of their prize, in order to widen their knowledge of the subject and help them get the most out of all the interviews that will be coming their way".
Not only that, but the lucky winner will be given the best possible start to their on-track career, receiving a half day of assessment and coaching at iZone's State of the art driver training facility at Silverstone.
The session will identify the driver's strengths and weaknesses, with an added focus on creating a structured Driver Development Plan that will help turn strengths into super-strengths and weaknesses into opportunities that over time will help a driver realise achievable goals.
John Pratt, Performance Director at iZone, added;“The Ginetta Junior Championship presents a fantastic opportunity for young drivers to step up from karts to a fully prepared race car. That's quite a big step and here at iZone we equip them with the tools to make the most of the opportunity. Using our state of the art driver training technology our motorsport coaches will help the Ginetta Junior Scholarship winner to prepare for the next stage of their motorsport career.”
Arguably the biggest prize in UK motorsport, the Ginetta Junior Scholarship attracts some of the UK's top karters looking to make the transition to sports car racing and will take place at Bedford Autodrome on Monday 26th - Wednesday 28th October 2014.
To be eligible, entrants' date of birth must be between 01.01.2000 and 21.03.2002 and they must not have previously competed in a circuit race. The prize includes: use of a Ginetta G40 junior race car, championship entry fee, championship race suit, all official championship tests, a team to run the car, season supply of race tyres, season supply of race fuel, plus test and race day insurance.