Total Control Racing boss Lee Brookes has expressed his delight after Jamie Caroline carded the team’s first Ginetta Junior Championship victory at Thruxton last weekend.
The 14 year old following up a hard-earned second place finish in the weekend’s opening race with a sensational maiden car-racing victory in the live-televised race two, rocketing him up to the top four in the championship standings.
“Absolutely awesome,” said TCR team principal Lee Brookes. “Two meetings back I said we could have this win in the Juniors and at last we’ve got it, the team is so happy. Jamie is going to get quicker and quicker, he has superb talent and racecraft and this is just the start of what people will see from him. I’m so glad he’s with TCR.”
Caroline’s team-mate Matt Chapman also impressed on his Thruxton debut, following up a season’s best seventh place in round five with another top eight finish in round six, the results moving him up to thirteenth in the points.
“Matt has had a good consistent weekend, it’s not what he wants – he wants to be up there fighting for the podium – but we know he’s only going to get stronger. I’m confident and have no doubt before too long Matt will be joining Jamie up there on the podium,” added Brookes.