Hillspeed Add Teams Title To Ginetta Success

2011 Ginetta Junior Champion Seb Morris In His Hillspeed Prepared G40J - Photo Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography


Ginetta Junior Championship outfit Hillspeed concluded their sensational season in the series with the 2011 team's title after a great season which saw lead driver Seb Morris take the drivers crown.

The final rounds of the season at Silverstone saw 15 year old Morris add two more podiums to his account for the year, making it sixteen rostrum finishes in twenty races. Battling for the lead in both encounters, Morris dropped to third in the opening race, before just missing out on the win in the final race of the year, taking second.

Jersey racer Struan Moore returned to the grid after missing the last rounds and enjoyed a strong weekend. The 16 year old stormed through from twelfth on the grid to take seventh in race one, but benefitting from a multi-car incident on the final lap of race two to storm through to fourth.

Hillspeed ran three cars for the final weekend, with 14 year old William Palmer joining the team once again. After failing to finish in the opener, his first retirement in five races, Palmer made amends with a great drive in race two rewarded with a tenth place finish.  

Hillspeed principal Richard Ollerenshaw said: “What a year it's been. From 20 starts Seb has had 20 finishes, 16 podiums and 11 wins – you really can't say any more than that. It's been an outstanding year and that's why he's ended the season as the champion. He's done a wonderful job all season long.

“Struan's come back in outstanding form, he bided his time in the second race and his opportunity came. It would have been nice to get him back on the podium but fourth was great, he has an awful lot of potential and a lot to offer. It's been great working with him this season and we'd love to see him back out with us again.

 “It's always exceptionally tough to come into a championship with three quarters of the year already gone, with that in mind William has developed very well indeed. It would have been nice to get six finishes from the six starts he's made, it wasn't quite possible but he's showing a lot of promise and has done another great job this weekend.”