The KICK Start Energy Ginetta Junior Winter Series arrives at Snetterton circuit this weekend, with a packed grid of teenagers all racing towards the final Ginetta championship crown of 2015
In what will be one of the biggest grids in Winter Series history, the man to watch will be Lewis Brown. He finished third in the main championship, and switches to HHC Motorsport for this weekend’s campaign.
Also moving to the HHC Motorsport team is Will Tregurtha, who was top rookie in race two of the main Junior series at Snetterton earlier this year. He will be joined by team regular Charlie Fagg and championship debutant Charlie Digby.
Ginetta Junior Teams Champions, JHR Developments, retain two of their drivers for this weekend, with Seb Perez and Rowan Bailey hoping to go the distance. They will be joined at the team by Ginetta Junior Scholarship runner-up, Seb Priaulx.
Outgoing Ginetta Junior Scholarship winner and Rookie Cup vice-champion Stuart Middleton returns to the Douglas Motorsport team in a bid to become the first ever Scholarship champion. Meanwhile, Connor Grady and Dave Wooder return to TCR, whilst Frank Bird once again runs with R & J Motorsport.
Returning to the Elite Motorsport team, Geri Nicosia will be hoping for another podium here at Snetterton, having received a rookie trophy during the main series meeting here earlier this year. He will be joined at the team by Harry King, who finished third in this year’s Ginetta Junior Scholarship.
Other new faces include; Ginetta Junior Ireland champion Jordan Dempsey, who will run with his family run Motorsport Car Preparation team, as well as runner-up James Roe Jnr with Tollbar Racing. In addition, Ginetta Junior Scholarship finalist Max Bird joins Xentek Motorsport and Anthony Ayres will run with Mectech.
Now in its eighth year, the two day event will feature one fifteen minute qualifying session and two fifteen minute races per day. The overall winner will be the driver who amasses the most points over the four races, using the same points system as the main KICK Start Energy Drink Ginetta Junior Championship.
The series has already cemented itself as a proving ground for Ginetta Junior drivers of the future, with last year’s winner Jamie Caroline going on to take the main KICK Start Energy Ginetta Junior championship this season.