2012 Ginetta Junior Championship season

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2012 Ginetta Junior Championship season
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The 2012 Ginetta Junior Championship is a multi-event, one make motor racing championship held across England and Scotland. The championship features a mix of professional motor racing teams and privately funded drivers, aged between 14 and 17, competing in Ginetta G40s that conform to the technical regulations for the championship. It forms part of the extensive program of support categories built up around the BTCC centrepiece.

This season will be the sixth Ginetta Junior Championship. The season will commence on 1 April at Brands Hatch – on the circuit's Indy configuration – and will conclude on 21 October at the same venue, utilising the Grand Prix circuit, after twenty races to be held at ten meetings, all in support of the 2012 British Touring Car Championship.

Regulation changes[edit]

The championship will include a new two class structure, with a Rookie Class running alongside the main class. The Rookie class will be up to eight cars, all run by Ginetta instead of independent teams and open to any race driver who has not been in the championship before. The £2,800 cost per weekend is intended to encourage young drivers to enter motorsport.[1]

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team No. Drivers Rounds
JHR Developments 3 United Kingdom Sennan Fielding[2] All
33 United Kingdom Ollie Chadwick[2] All
HHC Motorsport 4 United Kingdom William Palmer[3] 1–4, 6–10
12 United Kingdom Tom Jackson[4] 1–3
55 United Kingdom Charlie Robertson[4] All
Douglas Motorsport 5 Republic of Ireland Niall Murray[5] All
11 United Kingdom Andrew Watson[5] All
Privateer 8 United Kingdom Finlay Ractliffe 2, 10
12 United Kingdom Tom Jackson 4–10
Tollbar Racing with WIRED 17 United Kingdom Oliver Basey-Fisher[2] All
22 United Kingdom Ricky Collard 4
Hillspeed 21 United Kingdom George Gamble[2] 1–2
25 Spain Pepe Massot All
27 United Kingdom Nathan Harrison[6] 1–3
30 Republic of Ireland Keith Donegan 6–7
51 United Kingdom Freddie Lee 6–10
Beacon Racing 30 Republic of Ireland Keith Donegan[2] 1–5, 8–10
88 United Kingdom Harry Woodhead[2] 1–5
RPM Motorsport 43 United Kingdom Aiden Moffat 10
72 United Kingdom Elliot Paterson[2] 1–2, 4–10
BOMAG Racing 88 United Kingdom Harry Woodhead 6–10

Race calendar and results[edit]

The 2012 calendar supports the BTCC at all rounds, with no major changes from 2011.[1]

Round Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team
1 R1 Brands Hatch (Indy), Kent 1 April United Kingdom Sennan Fielding United Kingdom Charlie Robertson Republic of Ireland Niall Murray Douglas Motorsport
R2 United Kingdom Charlie Robertson United Kingdom George Gamble United Kingdom Charlie Robertson HHC Motorsport
2 R3 Donington Park (National), Leicestershire 14 April United Kingdom George Gamble United Kingdom Sennan Fielding Republic of Ireland Niall Murray Douglas Motorsport
R4 15 April United Kingdom George Gamble United Kingdom Sennan Fielding United Kingdom Sennan Fielding JHR Developments
3 R5 Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 28 April United Kingdom Charlie Robertson United Kingdom Charlie Robertson United Kingdom Charlie Robertson HHC Motorsport
R6 29 April United Kingdom Charlie Robertson United Kingdom Charlie Robertson United Kingdom Charlie Robertson HHC Motorsport
4 R7 Oulton Park (Island), Cheshire 9 June United Kingdom Charlie Robertson Republic of Ireland Niall Murray Republic of Ireland Niall Murray Douglas Motorsport
R8 10 June United Kingdom Charlie Robertson United Kingdom Charlie Robertson Republic of Ireland Niall Murray Douglas Motorsport
5 R9 Croft Circuit, North Yorkshire 24 June United Kingdom Sennan Fielding Republic of Ireland Niall Murray United Kingdom Sennan Fielding JHR Developments
R10 United Kingdom Sennan Fielding Republic of Ireland Niall Murray United Kingdom Sennan Fielding JHR Developments
6 R11 Snetterton (300) Circuit, Norfolk 12 August United Kingdom Ollie Chadwick United Kingdom Charlie Robertson Spain Pepe Massot Hillspeed
R12 United Kingdom Ollie Chadwick United Kingdom Sennan Fielding United Kingdom Charlie Robertson HHC Motorsport
7 R13 Knockhill Racing Circuit, Fife 26 August United Kingdom Charlie Robertson United Kingdom Harry Woodhead United Kingdom Charlie Robertson HHC Motorsport
R14 United Kingdom Charlie Robertson Republic of Ireland Niall Murray United Kingdom Charlie Robertson HHC Motorsport
8 R15 Rockingham Motor Speedway, Northamptonshire 22 September United Kingdom Charlie Robertson United Kingdom Charlie Robertson United Kingdom Ollie Chadwick JHR Developments
R16 23 September United Kingdom Charlie Robertson United Kingdom Sennan Fielding United Kingdom Sennan Fielding JHR Developments
9 R17 Silverstone (National), Northamptonshire 6 October United Kingdom Charlie Robertson United Kingdom Andrew Watson United Kingdom Andrew Watson Douglas Motorsport
R18 7 October United Kingdom Charlie Robertson United Kingdom Sennan Fielding Spain Pepe Massot Hillspeed
10 R19 Brands Hatch (GP), Kent 20 October Spain Pepe Massot United Kingdom Andrew Watson Republic of Ireland Niall Murray Douglas Motorsport
R20 21 October United Kingdom Charlie Robertson United Kingdom Charlie Robertson United Kingdom Sennan Fielding JHR Developments

Championship standings[edit]

Pos Driver BHI DON THR OUL CRO SNE KNO ROC SIL BHGP Total Drop Pen. Pts
1 United Kingdom Charlie Robertson 12 1 2 Ret 1 1 4 7 3 2 5 1 1 1 2 2 2 Ret 4 2 524 11 6 507
2 United Kingdom Sennan Fielding 7 4 3 1 8 6 3 2 1 1 4 2 2 5 13 1 6 4 6 1 503 22 481
3 Republic of Ireland Niall Murray 1 2 1 DSQ 2 2 1 1 4 3 3 3 4 2 6 4 5 3 1 5 527 38 21 468
4 Spain Pepe Massot Ret 6 Ret 2 6 8 2 3 2 4 1 5 6 11 4 5 11 1 2 4 411 16 395
5 United Kingdom Andrew Watson 6 7 6 3 5 10 Ret 10 6 11 2 6 5 3 7 Ret 1 2 3 7 367 367
6 United Kingdom Harry Woodhead 5 11 5 Ret 3 3 6 4 5 10 8 10 3 7 5 6 3 Ret 5 3 351 351
7 United Kingdom Ollie Chadwick 11 5 4 8 12 4 Ret 6 8 5 7 4 Ret 4 1 3 8 8 7 6 334 15 319
8 Republic of Ireland Keith Donegan 9 12 7 6 9 9 7 5 9 6 9 7 Ret 6 3 11 4 6 8 10 292 9 9 274
9 United Kingdom Oliver Basey-Fisher 3 9 Ret 4 11 11 5 9 11 8 6 9 7 Ret 9 8 7 5 9 8 270 9 261
10 United Kingdom Tom Jackson 10 Ret 8 7 10 12 9 8 7 7 Ret 11 Ret 10 11 12 13 9 10 Ret 190 190
11 United Kingdom Elliot Paterson 8 13 Ret 10 10 11 10 9 12 12 8 9 12 10 12 10 11 11 181 10 171
12 United Kingdom William Palmer NC 10 Ret Ret 4 7 8 12 11 8 10 8 10 9 9 7 13 Ret 180 10 170
13 United Kingdom Nathan Harrison 4 8 Ret 5 7 5 92 92
14 United Kingdom Freddie Lee 10 Ret 9 Ret 8 7 10 Ret Ret 9 76 76
15 United Kingdom George Gamble 2 3 Ret DNS 59 9 50
16 United Kingdom Finlay Ractliffe Ret 9 12 Ret 21 21
17 United Kingdom Ricky Collard 11 Ret 10 10
United Kingdom Aiden Moffat Ret NC 0 0
Pos Driver BHI DON THR OUL CRO SNE KNO ROC SIL BHGP Total Drop Pen. Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ginetta to boost junior motorsport career ladder, rookie style!". Ginetta.com (Ginetta Cars). 13 January 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Ginetta Juniors gear up for Brands opener". Ginetta.com (Ginetta Cars). 29 March 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Turner, Kevin (23 February 2012). Bradley, Charles, ed. "News in Brief". Autosport (Teddington, Middlesex: Haymarket Publications) 207 (8): p. 85. William Palmer, son of circuit boss Jonathan, will return to Ginetta Juniors for a full season in 2012. The 15-year-old brother of GP2 racer Jolyon, who contested a part-season in 2011 with Hillspeed, will drive for HHC Motorsport. 
  4. ^ a b Turner, Kevin (9 February 2012). Bradley, Charles, ed. "Robertson back for title attack". Autosport (Teddington, Middlesex: Haymarket Publications) 207 (6): p. 86. Ginetta Junior frontrunner Charlie Robertson will return to the series for a second season this year with HHC Motorsport...Robertson will drive alongside former kart racer Tom Jackson, who has graduated from HHC's Junior Academy. 
  5. ^ a b Turner, Kevin (1 March 2012). Bradley, Charles, ed. "New Irish team to Ginettas". Autosport (Teddington, Middlesex: Haymarket Publications) 207 (9): p. 82. Ex-Formula Vauxhall race winner Wayne Douglas will enter a new team in Ginetta Junior this year to run series frontrunner Niall Murray and Irish graduate Andrew Watson. Douglas...will run two Ginetta G40s under the Douglas Motorsport banner. 
  6. ^ "Ginetta recruit stars of the future and discover Nathan Harrison". Ginetta.com (Ginetta Cars). 21 December 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 

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