Ginetta have unveiled plans for the 2012 ATL Racing Fuel Cells Ginetta Junior Winter Series, which will take place at Rockingham on Saturday 10th November.

The event will feature one qualifying session plus three races, with the series running an adapted set of the 2012 Ginetta Junior Championship regulations to mirror the switch from race to road tyres for the 2013 season.

The series, which is open to existing drivers as well as newcomers to the Ginetta Juniors, will give the champion 50% discount on entry to the 2013 Ginetta Junior Championship. The runner up will receive £1,000 parts credit, with the third place driver receiving two sets of 2013 spec Michelin tyres.

There will also be a “Hard-Charger” award, with the driver gaining the most place from their respective grid positions over the three races receiving a set of tyres.

Max Gregory, Ginetta Championships Manager said: “The ATL Racing Fuel Cells Ginetta Junior Winter Series is a good opportunity for both prospective teams and drivers to have a competitive taste of the Ginetta Junior Championship.  It also gives current drivers and teams the opportunity to try out the new tyres and regulations prior to next season.  The new tyre also negates the need for a wet tyre, so the complete tyre budget per driver will be £220 + VAT.”

Ginetta Chairman Lawrence Tomlinson added: “The Ginetta Junior Winter Series is an excellent prospect for 14 – 17 year old drivers looking to get into motorsport for the first time, or step up from karting, to drive a race car at one of the UK’s most prestigious circuits.”