Jordan Dempsey, the newly crowned Ginetta Junior Ireland Champion will make his UK racing debut when he takes part in the Ginetta Junior Winter Series at Snetterton on Saturday 7thand Sunday 8thNovember.
Dempsey, who secured the championship recently at Mondello Park with a pair of dominant race victories in the final two rounds, was awarded the chance to step up to the British Championship as part of his prize for winning the Irish series.
Stepping up from the Ginetta G20 Coupe in Ireland to the much newer Ginetta G40, Jordan will have a brand new car to learn, as the G40 boasts a restricted 1800cc engine combined with a newer type sequential gearbox. This combined with the high-speed and challenging nature of the Snetterton 300 circuit will provide Jordan with a valuable opportunity to showcase his talents in front of some of the UK’s best junior racers.
It’s an important time for Jordan as his week will begin with his interview for the Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver of the Year award, before travelling to Snetterton on Friday. The award, supported by Motorsport Ireland, Dunlop and The Irish Sports Council, carries a highly sought after scholarship drive to the value of €50,000 and has been won in the past by many of Ireland’s finest racing drivers.
Jordan Dempsey – Ginetta Junior Ireland Champion: “This is a great opportunity to go to the UK and join such a competitive field where I can learn some more race craft. It will also be great to learn the Snetterton 300 circuit. I’ve looked at a couple of videos on YouTube and it looks really fast, which is a type of circuit I prefer.
“The G40 looks cool and I can’t wait to try the sequential gearbox. Thanks to Lawrence Tomlinson and Ashley Gallagher in Ginetta Cars for this great opportunity and of course thanks also to the people behind the Ginetta Junior Ireland Championship for arranging this award. Finally it’s great to have the continued support of my season long sponsors, Mullingar Car Pre-Testing, Kildare Crash Centre and P1 : Digital for this event.”
Ashley Gallagher, Ginetta Championships Manager: “We are looking forward to welcoming Jordan to the main Ginetta Junior Championship. He was the dominant force in the Irish championship this season, so it will be great to see how he gets on against some of our current drivers.”