Champion Seb Morris and Vice-Champion Charlie Robertson with third-placed George Gamble, Ginetta Cars Chairman Lawrence Tomlinson, Championship co-ordinator Max Gregory and Hillspeed's Richard Ollerenshaw at the 2011 Ginetta Awards - Photo Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography

 

2011 Ginetta Junior Championship winner Seb Morris and vice-champion Charlie Robertson have announced their delight at being amongst ten young racing drivers to be inducted to the MSA Academy.

Morris, who is eyeing a move into single-seaters this season, won the 2011 title after an incredible season, in which he won eleven of the twenty races. Robertson meanwhile, who is widely expected to return to Ginetta Juniors in 2012, enjoyed a sensational maiden car-racing campaign last term, taking two wins on his way to second and top rookie. The duo will benefit from first-class coaching throughout the year, with the Academy providing development sessions aimed at assisting their careers on and off track.

Welshman Morris said: “Being selected by the MSA is a great way to begin 2012, it's a fantastic opportunity and can only be good for my career as we move up the ladder. I know the advice the coaches offer is invaluable and it really is a huge honour and a privilege to have been invited to be part of the MSA Academy. This only gives me even more confidence ahead of my move into single-seaters.”

Robertson commented: “I'm delighted to have been invited into the MSA Academy, it's a huge honour and means a great deal to me – it's the perfect start to 2012. Being able to benefit from guidance and coaching from the MSA is a real boost ahead of the new season and can only help me progress my career. I'm very proud to be representing the MSA Academy this year.”

The day before the MSA Academy announcement, Morris and Robertson were amongst the stars at the annual Ginetta Awards evening, the duo picking up their respective trophies from the 2011 season.