Yorkshireman Myles Collins has changed teams ahead of the next rounds of the Ginetta Junior Championship at Knockhill, moving from Westbourne Motorsport to front-running outfit HHC Motorsport.
The 16 year old, who just missed out on the Ginetta Scholarship in the winter, joins the Harrogate-based squad as he looks to make a point in the final four meetings of the year after suffering a disappointing season so far. Racing with Westbourne, who also run Clio Cup front-runner James Colburn, a mixture of bad luck and on-track incidents have robbed Collins of valuable points, leaving him only tenth in the overall standings.
The Swissvax and The Trading Floor Ltd backed driver will now hope the change in teams will also mean a change in fortune, as he hopes to replicate the pace that saw him pick up the Rookie title in last year's Saxmax championship. It been positive news for Myles so far, with testing with his new team producing times that would put him right at the sharp end of the grid.
HHC's Charlie Kemp said: “We always thought Myles was better than his results suggested – and we're delighted to be able to give him a fresh start. He's had a great grounding in karts, he was top rookie in the 2010 SaxMax championship and runner-up in the Ginetta Scholarship over the winter so all the foundations are there.
“As in many sports, a clean slate can help with confidence so, with his head in the right place, there's no reason why Myles shouldn't be up there challenging for podiums.”
Myles added:“I'd like to thank my former team Westbourne Motorsport for everything they've done to get me this far. It's been a learning experience for us all and they're all great guys. Naturally I'd like to wish them every success in the future.”