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Morris Secures Winter Ginetta Crown

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Rising star Seb Morris confirmed his status as one of the most exciting young talents in British Motorsport by taking the 2010 Ginetta Junior Winter Championship at Pembrey, at the tender age of just 14. He took three podiums, including two wins, in four races at the Welsh circuit to secure his Hillspeed teams third title of the year.

Having taken the main Ginetta Junior Championship with Tom Ingram and the Protyre Formula Renault BARC title with Alice Powell, Hillspeed headed into the Winter Series hoping to cap off their spectacular year in style, with Morris duly delivering.

The youngster started in the best way possible, moving up from third on the grid to take the win in Round One, his first ever win in cars. Round two proved more difficult for the Welsh-born driver. Moving up to third early on, he dropped down to eighth near mid distance, but fought back to finish a solid fifth.

Lining up second on the grid for Sunday's first race, Morris held the place to set up a thrilling final race. Heading into it, he was level on points at the top of the standing with Max Coates, with experienced race David Moore just three points behind.

Morris grabbed the lead in the finale on the opening lap and built a small advantage at the front before the safety car wiped it out. Coping well with the pressure, he restarted well to control the rest of the race and take the win and the championship, ending six points ahead of Coates.

Commenting on his weekend, Hillspeed team principal Richard Ollerenshaw said: “Seb did a fantastic job this weekend, we’re absolutely delighted to have won our third title of the year – it’s been an incredible 2010 for Hillspeed. He’s made history by winning the title at such a young age and it proves the talent we’ve always known he’s had. Seb has a huge future in motorsport, we can’t wait now for next season!”

Chairman of Ginetta, Lawrence Tomlinson, added: “Seb is such a joy to have on the Ginetta grid – as well as being a very talented young driver, he possesses the professionalism and conduct of a motor-racing professional twice his age. This victory is well deserved and at just 14 years old, I can’t wait to see what Seb can do with Hillspeed in next year's Ginetta Junior Championship.”

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