The cars use sealed Ford Zetec 1.8-litre engines, and feature tubular steel chassis, fully integral FIA approved roll cages and fibre-glass shells which ensure safe, controlled racing.
The series is UK’s highest profile series for young drivers wanting to cut their teeth in the high-octane world of motorsport. Supporting the British Touring Car Championship and offering massive television exposure on ITV, the Ginetta Junior Championship is a genuine avenue into top level racing including Formula One and 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Meetings are usually made up of two 15-minute races. The starting grids for the two races are determined by a 15-minute qualifying session. Each driver's fastest lap in this session sets their starting position for the first race, whilst their second fastest lap sets their starting position for race two.
The hotly contested battles will ultimately result in the 2012 champion receiving the use of a Ginetta for the 2013 season in a championship of their choice, whilst the winner and runner up will win a test in 2011 Ginetta GT Supercup champion Adam Morgan’s NGTC British Touring Car.
The runner up will also receive free entry into the 2013 Ginetta Junior Championship whilst the third-placed driver will be offered half price entry into the series.