Harry Mailer and Benjamin Wallace have been confirmed as the first two drivers in a planned three-car assault by Hillspeed on the 2015 Kick Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship.
Both drivers return to the championship after making their debuts in 2014, Mailer completing seventeen of the twenty races, Wallace joining halfway through for a six race spell. Both then went on to compete in the season-ending Winter Series.
For 15 year old Mailer, his first campaign ended on a high with a pair of eleventh place finishes in the final rounds of the main season at Brands Hatch GP, and he heads into 2015 hoping for a big move up the grid.
“I’m so pleased to be back in Ginetta with Hillspeed for a second season, it’s a great championship and I learnt a huge amount last year,” said Mailer.
“I definitely made good progress in the Winter Series and the plan is to build from there and try and be in the top six regularly. I can’t wait for the season to start.”
Wallace meanwhile will find himself still having to learn some new circuits on the BTCC calendar, but hopes his experience so far can help him consistently break into the top ten.
“It’s great to be staying with Hillspeed for my first full year in Ginetta Junior,” said Wallace.
“I learnt so much in the few races I contested last year, with the help of the team I made some big steps and the aim now is to be a top ten regular this season and then move further up the grid.”
Hillspeed team principal Richard Ollerenshaw is pleased to have regained the services of Mailer and Wallace.
“Harry made big steps forward last year and we’re delighted he’s continuing with us for 2015,” he commented. “His Winter Series performances gave a big confidence boost so we fully expect him to be a regular in the top 10 this year and pushing for the top six.
“Retaining Ben for his first full season in Ginetta Junior was always the plan and we’re delighted to have finalised a deal. Jumping into a series as competitive as Ginetta Junior midway through the year is never easy, but all things considered, Ben did a terrific job and gelled very well with the team. He still has a lot to learn, but we’re confident he’s going to make excellent progress.”