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Junior Scholarship
At the heart of each Ginetta championship is the philosophy of supporting drivers as they ascend the motorsport ladder. The Ginetta Junior Scholarship is designed to assist youngsters in making the transition into sports car racing with a fully-funded season in the Simpson Race Products Ginetta Junior Championship on offer for the winner. Launched in 2009, the scholarship is awarded to one driver who shines in the eyes of Ginetta. Not only by offering ‘the overall racing package’ of speed, an ability to learn, professionalism, fitness and team work, but also as a marketable individual who will run well in our sponsorship-backed G40.

As the biggest prize in UK motorsport, the Ginetta Junior Scholarship provides one ambitious racing driver with their first step up the motorsport ladder, and attracts some of the UK’s top karters, looking to make the transition to sports car racing.

The three day event features two qualification days with up to 30 drivers taking part in driving, fitness and media assessments, before a grand finale sees the 20 most promising drivers from the first two days invited back to drive again.

The Ginetta Junior Scholarship has boosted the motorsport careers of Louise Richardson, Sennan Fielding, Oliver Basey-Fisher, Jamie Chadwick, Alex Sedgwick, Stuart Middleton and Daniel Harper. Our 2017 winner, Adam Smalley beat 60 other drivers to secure his place on the 2017 grid.

In order to be eligible for the 2018 Scholarship, competitors dates of birth must fall between 01/01/2002 and 21/03/2003, and have not previously competed in a car circuit race.

More information and dates for the 2018 competition to follow.



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