Ginetta Junior

Hill and Richardson Set To Lock Horns At Silverstone

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After 12 action packed races, only two points separate Jake Hill and Louise Richardson as they head to the home of British Motorsport Silverstone for rounds 13 and 14 of the 2010 Ginetta Junior Championship.

The series has once again proved ultra competitive, with five different race winners and eight different podium finishers. With eight races to go, the title race looks like it could go down to the wire between Hill and Richardson – who hopes to become the second consecutive female champion in the series.

Looking at Hill's winning record, some say he should be walking away with the championship. The Tollbar Racing with WIRED driver has recorded seven wins so far this season, winning a round at each weekend of the season, including a double at Croft. Yet consistent points scorer Richardson, driving for TJ Motorsport, has always kept in touch, picking up eight podium finishes over the season, with her maiden win last time out at Snetterton putting her right in the title fight.

It won't be all about these two at Silverstone though, with a host of drivers capable of stealing the limelight and stepping onto the top step of the podium. This group includes Thruxton winner Tom Ingram, who will still hold title aspirations, sitting only one point adrift of Richardson in third. One of the stars of the season has been Jody Fannin; the rookie driver has recorded two wins so far and will be hoping to add to the tally at Silverstone. The other winner this year is Tom Howard, who picked up a win at Rockingham and will be looking to impress in his Tollbar Racing with WIRED car. Also looking to be at the sharp end will be Team Parker Racing's Chris Swanwick, who is without a win after a last corner mistake at Snetterton saw his win taken away, as well as Moore siblings Sarah and David, two time podium finisher Alex Austin and Team Parker's Adam Bonham.

Fans heading to Silverstone can look forward to two exciting races with the Ginetta Juniors. With ten drivers capable of challenging for the podium, the racing is sure to be close, with the wide Silverstone circuit sure to provide some brilliant overtaking.

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