Current Ginetta Junior Winter Series Champion Stuart Middleton is looking forward to a return to the 2016 Simpson Race Products Ginetta Junior Championship with Douglas Motorsport.
As one of the most successful Ginetta Junior Scholarship winners of all time, Middleton has impressed across the board in his debut season in the G40. In what has been nothing short of an inspiring journey, Middleton was the runner up in the 2015 Ginetta Junior Rookie cup, before going on to claim the Ginetta Junior Winter Series title.
It’s no surprise to hear the 16 year old racer from Northumberland now has his sights set on taking the overall Ginetta Junior Championship honours in 2016.
Stuart Middleton, driver:"My debut season in cars was almost perfect, so without a doubt, my main objectives for 2016 are to continue to improve my driving skills and win the 2016 Simpson Race Products Ginetta Junior Championship!”
Ashley Gallagher, Ginetta Championships Manager:"Stuart had a fantastic maiden year in the Ginetta Junior Championship, earning podiums, a runner-up spot in the Rookie Cup and the Winter Series title. He has proven the success of the Ginetta Junior Scholarship, and we are very much looking forward to following his progression in 2016.”
Wayne Douglas, Owner, Douglas Motorsport:"I’m delighted Stuart has chosen to return to Douglas motorsport for his second year in the championship. He had an incredibly debut season and his performance at the winter series was outstanding. There’s no doubt he’s a contender for the championship, and we’re looking forward to getting started!”
With more races than ever before, the 2016 Simpson Race Products Ginetta Junior Championship see’s five additional rounds added to the calendar, with three races scheduled at Donington Park, Croft, Knockhill, Rockingham and Silverstone.
Committed to supporting driver development, the Junior prize package is designed to encouraged progression through the formulae. The winner of the Junior series will be loaned a Ginetta G55 GT4 car to be used in the 2017 Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup.
Broadcast live on ITV4, the opening rounds of the Simpson Race Products Ginetta Junior Championship get underway at Brands Hatch on 2/3 April 2016.