Brands Hatch Return For 2017 Ginetta Junior Winter Series


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The tenth instalment of the annual Ginetta Junior Winter Series will take place at Brands Hatch this Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November.

The two day event will essentially run as back-to-back Ginetta Junior race meetings, with one twenty minute qualifying session and one fifteen and one twenty minute race per day.

The champion receives half price entry into the 2018 Junior or GT5 Challenge season, with prizes also on offer to second and third overall and the Rookie Cup champion.

The end-of-season event took place at Brands Hatch for the first time last season, with current championship leader Sebastian Priaulx emerging victorious.

The series has a successful track record, with former Winter champions Seb Morris (2010), Harry Woodhead (2012) and Jamie Caroline (2014) winning the main crown the following season.

Of the seventeen drivers that contested last year’s Winter Series, thirteen have gone on to compete in this year’s main championship including Priaulx, Daniel Harper and Tom Gamble.

“We are delighted to be returning to Brands Hatch for our Winter Series,” said Ginetta Championships Manager Ashley Gallagher.

“Our Winter Series is designed to provide an opportunity for current drivers to have a second shot at a Junior title, and to offer new drivers a feel of what the championship is about.”