GINETTA ANNOUNCES 2010 WINTER SERIES FOR JUNIOR DRIVERS
Ginetta is delighted to announce a dedicated winter series for teenagers wanting to test their mettle in preparation for next year's 2011 Ginetta Junior Championship - the UK's highest profile junior racing series.
The 2010 Ginetta Junior Championship which was won earlier this month by High Wycombe 17 year old Tom Ingram, has enjoyed its biggest season to date, with competitors racing the all-new 1800 Zetec-engined G40.
The Ginetta Junior Winter Series 2010, which will be made up of 4 rounds, will take place at Pembrey Circuit on 13th and 14th November and will once again form part of the annual BARC winter racing package.
The entry fee for the full winter series will be £450+VAT -- with an additional Friday practice session available for those wanting extra track-time. Winners of the Ginetta Junior Winter Series will receive a complimentary table for 10 guests at Ginetta's annual championship dinner which will be held on January 14th 2011 at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole, forming part of the 4 day long Autosport International extravaganza.
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Lawrence Tomlinson, Ginetta Chairman said: "Winter is the perfect time for our competitors to be getting all important track-time in and there's no better way to end the 2010 racing season than with these extra dates. We hope potential contenders for the Junior Championship will see this as an affordable way to improve their driving skills in the off-peak season."
The Ginetta Junior Championship was introduced in 2003 for racers aged 14 -- 17 years old as a natural progression from kart racing and has spawned such racing talent as 17 year old Nigel Moore, who went on to win the Michelin Ginetta G50 Cup and most recently the Formula Palmer Audi Championship - as well as becoming the youngest ever Briton to race at Le Mans 24 Hours race in 2009.
The 2011 Ginetta Junior Championship will once again support the British Touring Car Championship in 2011, placing it on the biggest stage possible in the UK and in front of a live TV audience on ITV4.