Ginetta Junior Championship

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Ginetta Junior Championship
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Category One-make racing by Ginetta
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Inaugural season 2003
Constructors Ginetta
Engine suppliers Ford Zetec
Drivers' champion United Kingdom Jack Mitchell
Official website Ginetta Junior Website
Motorsport current event.svg Current season
The previous Ginetta Junior car, the G20.
Ginetta G40 racing cars of Ollie and Jamie Chadwick at Thruxton, Hampshire.

The Ginetta Junior Championship is a one-make racing series based in the United Kingdom which gives aspiring racing drivers aged between 14 and 17 the chance to take their first steps up the motor racing ladder. From the 2010 season teams will use the Ginetta G40, having previously used the Ginetta G20.

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.

Race weekend[edit]

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.

2012 Prizes[edit]

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.

Champions[edit]

Season Champion Winter Series Scholarship
2005 United Kingdom Toby Newton
2006 United Kingdom James Harrison
2007 United Kingdom Nigel Moore
2008 United Kingdom Dino Zamparelli United Kingdom Josh Hill
2009 United Kingdom Sarah Moore United Kingdom Aaron Williamson
2010 United Kingdom Tom Ingram United Kingdom Seb Morris
2011 United Kingdom Seb Morris United Kingdom George Gamble United Kingdom Sennan Fielding
2012 United Kingdom Charlie Robertson United Kingdom Harry Woodhead United Kingdom Oli Basey-Fisher
2013 United Kingdom Harry Woodhead United Kingdom James Kellett United Kingdom Jamie Chadwick
2014 United Kingdom Jack Mitchell United Kingdom Alex Sedgwick

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