Ginetta Junior Season Finale

Daniel Lloyd has one thing in his sights next weekend, 20th/21st September, when the Ginetta Junior Championship reaches its conclusion – to enjoy a sparkling end to his maiden season of car racing action.Rounds 23 and 24 of the campaign will take place at Brands Hatch Indy Circuit, the second time the Ginetta Juniors will have visited the Kent venue this year, and with a full season of experience now behind him 16-year-old Daniel is hoping to be in a position to challenge for a double podium finish next weekend.To date this year, the Scammonden based youngster has taken three race victories and one other rostrum result. Ahead of the final two rounds of the 2008 season, Daniel is in fourth position in the championship standings with a 26 point cushion over closest rival Jake Farndon on overall scores.It’s important to remember though, at the conclusion of next Sunday’s final race of the season all competitors will have to ‘drop’ their four worst scores of the year before calculating the end of season totals. Therefore, the outcome of both Brands Hatch races could have a major bearing on final positions in the driver standings.“We’ve been running a strong pace for a while now but the results haven’t always been as consistent as we’d have liked, hopefully it’ll all come together at Brands Hatch and we’ll have some good success”, commented Daniel.“Brands is one of the first tracks I ever tested at and was the first circuit I raced at earlier this year. It’ll be really interesting to go back and see how much we’ve improved since the first two rounds. I reckon it’ll be very close next weekend and the podium places could be anyone’s, it’s that sort of track.”Daniel added: “I do like Brands Indy and it’s a really good circuit to drive. At the start of the year we were still finding our feet but I’m sure we’ll be in better shape this time as it’ll be like seeing the track with different eyes now we have more experience. Hopefully we’ll get some good results to end the year well.”Following pre-event practice on Friday, 19th September, qualifying for rounds 23 and 24 of the 2008 Ginetta Junior Championship will take place at 11.15 on Saturday, 20th September, with the first race of the weekend getting underway at around 16.25.Round 24 is timetabled to start at approximately 12.25 on Sunday, 21st September, and is expected to be screened live on Freeview, digital satellite and cable channel ITV4.Provisional 2008 Ginetta Junior Championship Positions (after Rd22):1st Dino Zamparelli, 578pts; 2nd Thomas Carnaby, 562pts; 3rd Josh Hill, 446pts; 4th Daniel Lloyd, 376pts