GJr: Series Knockhill preview

Ginetta Junior Championship heads to Scotland Tom in charge Tom Ingram has moved into the lead of the Ginetta Junior Championship as his rivals have hit troubles. Next stop Knockhill, Scotland, on September 4/5. Tom Ingram's weekend at ...

Ginetta Junior Championship heads to Scotland
Tom in charge

Tom Ingram has moved into the lead of the Ginetta Junior Championship as his rivals have hit troubles. Next stop Knockhill, Scotland, on September 4/5.

Tom Ingram's weekend at Silverstone netted two wins a fortnight ago and they have moved him into a modest 17-point lead in the championship. The Hillspeed driver, based in High Wycombe, began his season with a win at Thruxton but since then had been a front-runner if not an outright winner. His points scoring consistency kept him in the hunt during the summer and now, thanks to two wins at in Northamptonshire, he is back in the lead of the title race with six races to go.

Part of Ingram's story is his own pace and consistency but also his rivals have hit trouble, notably Jake Hill (Tollbar Racing with WIRED) who failed to finish at Silverstone in race two and finds himself in third place in the championship with 45 points to make up. It is not an insurmountable gap but it will be hard work and the Goudhurst driver will need to stay out of trouble to achieve it. The other recent winner, Louise Richardson, was also in the wars in a frantic second race at Silverstone after she ran wide on the opening lap and plummeted to 15th/ Louise worked her way back to second before a spin and was happy to be third when the red flags flew. She is Ingram's nearest rival and thanks to her exceptional racecraft should have her TJ Motorsport car in the mix this weekend.

Other drivers to watch include double winner Jody Fannin (TJ Motorsport) and Tom Howard (Tollbar Racing with WIRED) who has also been a winner, at Rockingham in April.

Add in the Eurotech Racing-run Moores, David and sister Sarah, the reigning Ginetta Junior champion, plus perennially quick-but-unlucky Chris Swanwick (Team Parker Racing) and Alex Austin (FML) and there will be plenty of drama up front. Adam Bonham (Team Parker Racing) and team-mate Finlay Ractliffe have also shown pace this year and should be fighting up front as well.

As ever, the teenage aces are set to deliver some of the best racing of the weekend. Remember not to blink^a

Free practice for the Ginetta Junior Championship at Knockhill takes place at 09.00 with qualifying at 14.45. Race one, over 12 laps, begins at 17.45 with race two, also over 12 laps, ob Sunday at 11.00.

-source: ginetta cars

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Series General
Drivers Chris Swanwick , Jody Fannin , Tom Ingram , Tom Howard