Seb Morris is the man to beat in the Ginetta Junior Championship as the series heads to Knockhill this weekend.
Watch a round of the Ginetta Junior Championship and you forget that you are watching teenagers, not yet old enough to drive on the road. When it comes to exciting racing and brave overtaking, there is nothing quite like it! It is also the perfect training ground for tomorrow’s stars. A racetrack or a classroom? Forget theory tests, this is the best way to learn.
Seb Morris (Hillspeed) has been in great form this season. He’s had nine wins, four on the bounce at the start of the season and leads by a margin of 114 points from George Gamble (TJ Motorsport), who beat him to the line at Thruxton. These two are proving to be hard to beat, but they are not invincible: take Charlie Robertson (HHC Motorsport) as an example. The 14-year-old won at Croft and came close to a victory at Snetterton, and has proved to be an impressive newcomer in his maiden season of car racing. This weekend is a home race for Robertson as his family hails from Scotland and he has been a multiple Scottish karting champion. He goes to school in Surrey these days, but is very proud of his Scottish ancestry.
Robertson lies just five points behind Gamble and may well be able to overhaul him this weekend, while William Foster is looming large in their mirrors. Add into the mix Jake Giddings (FML), Tom Howard (Tollbar Racing with WIRED) and Max Coates, plus Patrick McClughan (HHC Motorsport) and Struan Moore (Hillspeed) and there are plenty of drivers all capable of grabbing a top six finish this weekend. Declan Jones will be one to watch as well, having shown increased pace in recent races and he will be a front-runner around the Fife circuit in his Kelvin Jones Motorsport-run car.
The 1800cc pocket rockets have delivered excellent racing all season and the twisty nature of Knockhill will prove who the star drivers are. Get ready for the best battles of the weekend as tomorrow’s stars do battle – today.
For some of the closest action this weekend, look no further. Free practice for the Ginetta Junior Championship takes place on Saturday September 3rd at 10:30 with qualifying at 14:35. Race one takes place on Saturday afternoon at 17:35 over 15 laps, with a shorter 12-lap dash on Sunday at 15:00. You can catch Sunday’s action live on ITV4.