2015 Ginetta Junior Championship: Season In Numbers


Following a thrilling, action-packed 2015 Kick Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship, we’ve crunched the numbers to see how Jamie Caroline emerged as the latest champion in the BTCC support championship.

Caroline and chief rival Senna Proctor ended the season level on points, with the numbers showing they took different routes in their title challenges – with Caroline’s key statistic being winning half of the races over the course of the season.

The Pirtek Racing ace also led the way in qualifying with more top three results than anyone else giving him the best qualifying average on the grid, as he became HHC Motorsport’s third Junior champion in the last four years.

For Proctor, it was consistency that kept him in the title hunt as he topped the lists for most podiums and top six finishes, whilst posting the second best qualifying average, but he was a clear distance behind Caroline in races and laps led.

Lewis Brown matched Proctor’s tally of top six finishes, having impressively put together a run of ten consecutive top sixes unmatched by any of his rivals, whilst his R&J Motorsport team-mate Kyle Hornby showcased his overtaking prowess with the most places gained from grid positions.

The competitiveness of the series was shown with ten different pole-sitters in ten qualifying sessions and 23 separate top ten finishers, while the close-fought Rookie Cup saw eleven different drivers grace the class podium.

A full breakdown of all the key statistics for the 2015 Ginetta Junior Championship season is below:

Race Wins

10 – Jamie Caroline
4 – Senna Proctor
2 – Sophia Floersch, Billy Monger
1 – Jonathan Hadfield, Patrik Matthiesen

Proctor Visited The Podium More Times Than Anyone Else - Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography
Proctor Visited The Podium More Times Than Anyone Else – Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Podium Finishes

13 – Proctor
12 – Caroline
7 – Monger, Dan Zelos
5 – Lewis Brown
4 – Matthiesen, Floersch
3 – Stuart Middleton
2 – Hadfield, Kyle Hornby
1 – Matt Chapman

Top Six Finishes

15 – Proctor, Brown
14 – Caroline
13 – Zelos
10 – Monger
9 – Matthiesen
8 – Middleton
7 – Floersch, Hadfield, Hornby
5 – Chapman
3 – Will Tregurtha, Dave Wooder
1 – Geri Nicosia, Cameron Roberts, Alex Day, Charlie Fagg

Top Ten Finishes

18 – Proctor, Brown
16 – Caroline, Zelos
15 – Hornby
14 – Middleton
13 – Matthiesen, Monger
11 – Hadfield, Chapman
9 – Floersch
8 – Tregurtha
7 – Day
6 – Wooder, Fagg
5 – Ben Green
4 – Roberts
3 – Nicosia
2 – Will Stacey, Seb Perez
1 – Rowan Bailey, Devlin DeFrancesco, Connor Grady

Middleton Impressed With His Qualifying Pace - Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography
Middleton Impressed With His Qualifying Pace – Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Pole Positions

1 – Matthiesen, Hadfield, Middleton, Wooder, Floersch, Monger, Caroline, DeFrancesco, Hornby, Proctor

Top Three Qualifying Results

7 – Caroline
4 – Monger, Middleton
3 – Matthiesen, Floersch, Wooder
2 – Proctor
1 – Hadfield, Brown, Hornby, DeFrancesco

Top Six Qualifying Results

7 – Caroline
6 – Zelos, Proctor, Middleton
5 – Matthiesen, Monger, Brown, Wooder
4 – Floersch
2 – Hornby, Chapman, DeFrancesco
1 – Hadfield, Stacey, Roberts, Day, Fagg

Qualifying Average

4.30 – Caroline
5.80 – Proctor
6.67 – DeFrancesco
6.70 – Matthiesen
6.90 – Monger
7.20 – Zelos
7.30 – Middleton
8.50 – Brown
9.20 – Wooder, Chapman
10.33 – Roberts

Caroline Comfortably Led More Laps Than Anyone Else - Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography
Caroline Comfortably Led More Laps Than Anyone Else – Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Races Led

11 – Caroline
6 – Proctor
3 – Monger
2 – Floersch, Matthiesen, Hadfield

Laps Led

88 – Caroline
25 – Monger, Proctor
18 – Floersch, Hadfield
11 – Matthiesen

Miles Led

174.850 – Caroline
43.115 – Proctor
42.408 – Floersch
40.764 – Monger
35.622 – Hadfield
17.612 – Matthiesen

Fastest Laps

5 – Caroline
4 – Matthiesen
3 – Chapman
2 – Middleton
1 – Stacey, Floersch, Monger, Brown, Zelos, Hornby

Hornby's Best Drive Came From ....... To ...... At Silverstone - Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography
Hornby Gained Ground In Fifteen Races Across The Season – Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Places Gained From Grid Position

75 – Hornby
70 – Bailey
59 – Green
57 – Perez, Tregurtha, Chapman
56 – Nicosia
54 – Hadfield
52 – Wooder
49 – Roberts
47 – Fagg
45 – Caroline, Grady

Biggest Points Haul From A Race Weekend

71 out of 73 – Caroline (Oulton Park, Croft & Rockingham)
70 – Floersch (Thruxton)
66 – Hadfield (Donington Park)
65 – Proctor (Donington Park)
61 – Proctor (Brands Hatch Indy), Middleton (Rockingham)
60 – Proctor (Silverstone)
58 – Matthiesen (Brands Hatch Indy), Proctor (Brands Hatch GP)
57 – Floersch (Croft)
56 – Zelos & Proctor (Oulton Park), Brown (Knockhill)
55 – Matthiesen (Silverstone)

Matthiesen Led The Competitive Rookie Pack - Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography
Matthiesen Started The Season With Three Consecutive Rookie Wins – Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Rookie Cup Wins

5 – Floersch, Matthiesen
4 – Middleton
2 – Hornby, Wooder
1 – Tregurtha, DeFrancesco

Rookie Cup Podiums

11 – Hornby
10 – Matthiesen, Middleton
9 – Floersch
5 – Tregurtha, Wooder
4 – Day
2 – Fagg, Roberts
1 – Nicosia, DeFrancesco