Over the course of 2010, the Ginetta Junior Championship has continued to increase its status a fans favourite on the British Touring Car Package, continuing to produce superb action packed racing. One driver beginning to make a real impression in the popular series is Spanish youngster Maverick Domene. The 15-year-old, who drives for Tockwith Motorsport, has been slowly working his way up the order all season and is hoping to record his maiden podium finish in the series before the end of the season, starting this weekend at Donington.
Maverick enjoyed his best meeting of the season last time out at Knockhill, where a solid seventh place was followed up by a great drive through the field from eleventh to fifth place in the second race. He was later promoted to fourth after a rival's exclusion, a repeat of his best result of the season at Silverstone.
His impressive weekend at Knockhill saw him move into ninth in the championship standings, with Domene now sitting just 15 points behind team mate and reigning series champion Sarah Moore, ahead of established Junior drivers like Adam Bonham and Chris Swanwick.
It has been an impressive debut season for Domene, who last year was racing in the single-make 125cc X-30 Karting Series in his native Spain. Having no prior experience of the British circuits, Maverick has had to learn them quickly at each weekend and has done so well, with his rise up the order also remarkable seeing as he spends no time testing in his car between weekends, time normally spent travelling between the UK and his hometown of Alicante, Spain.
Despite everything thrown at him, Domene has risen to the challenge in one of the most competitive series in Britain. He will be hoping to continue his good form at Donington and record an elusive podium finish.
His team has been very impressed with him, with Tockwith Motorsports team boss, Simon Moore commenting: “Mav's really started to make a name for himself in the Championship. He's made the others sit up and take notice of him and is now a regular top-ten finisher. Having never previously visited any of the circuits, and where some of the other drivers have hit trouble or where inexperience may have played its part, Mav has managed to put together a really good run which has seen him grow in confidence and stature in every race.
Moore added: “Even all the travelling between his home in Spain, his base in Leeds and each UK round of the Championship doesn't faze him. He's a really laid-back lad, but an intelligent driver too – the signs for the future all look good!”