Battle continues in Ginetta Junior Championship

Seb Morris secured the Ginetta Junior Championship title at Brands Hatch, but the runner’s-up spot is still to be decided this weekend at Silverstone.

Seb Morris (Hillspeed) has been in superb form all season, and the North Wales driver has added the Ginetta Junior title to his 2010 Winter Championship crown, clinched at the back end of last year. Now, with the pressure off he comes to Silverstone to try to take two more wins to add to the 12 that he has notched up already.

Only George Gamble (TJ Motorsport) and Charlie Robertson (HHC Motorsport) have bettered him and they are the ones scrapping for second place with just 28 points splitting them, once you take dropped scores into account. Gamble won at Thruxton back in May, by mere fractions of a second, to become the first person to stop Morris’ winning run, but has been only an occasional winner since. Robertson scored a breakthrough win at Croft in mid-season – not bad for a 14-year-old in their first year of car racing – and followed that up with success at Rockingham as well. Robertson has proved to be fast and feisty all season, but it is points that are needed this weekend, not just pure speed. The battle between him and Gamble will be intriguing.

It isn’t just about the championship, though, as there are a few drivers eager to end their seasons on a high. Reigning Irish champion Niall Murray (Beacon Racing) won at Brands Hatch and is after more victories before the season is done, while Max Coates and William Foster (Tollbar Racing with WIRED) have shown speed this season as well. Myles Collins (HHC Motorsport) raced well at Brands but spun out of the lead when under huge pressure from Brad Bailey (TJ Motorsport), although it was a turning point for Collins who hadn’t led before. He will be eager to repeat that pace this weekend, while Sennan Fielding (TJ Motorsport), Declan Jones (TJ Motorsport) and Tom Howard (Tollbar Racing with WIRED) will all be keen to be at the head of the field.

The championship may have been won, but don’t think that is going to detract from the action this weekend. It will be as intense as ever.

For some of the closest action this weekend, look no further. Free practice for the Ginetta Junior Championship takes place on Saturday October 15th at 09:30 with qualifying at 14:45. Race one takes place on Saturday afternoon at 17:15 over 14 laps, with a shorter 11-lap dash on Sunday at 15:15. You can catch Sunday’s action live on ITV4.