George Gamble has confirmed his withdrawal from the Ginetta Junior Championship with immediate effect.
Following on from a major incident in Round Three at Donington Park, which saw the 15 year old's Hillspeed car written off, the decision has been taken by Gamble to pursue other opportunities rather than continue competing in the Ginetta Juniors.
The 2011 Winter Series Champion was undoubtedly one of the title favourites this year, having left the opening weekend at Brands Hatch second in the championship after taking two podium finishes. In the aftermath of the crash at Donington Park, Gamble has chosen to leave the series immediately after disagreeing with the parity of the judicial decisions taken and also the spare car ruling.
Gamble is now considering many other motor racing options, including a potential switch to single-seaters, although nothing is confirmed at this stage.
Gamble said: “I got taken out of Saturday's race through no fault of my own and, as a result, we had a four car pile-up. Two cars in our team alone were written off and nothing was really done about it, I feel like it's just been swept under the carpet so I've decided to look at other options.
“If I'd have gone out in a spare car for Sunday's race I'd have lost 20 points straight away as a penalty, so it was pointless me going out. With two non-scores from the weekend, I wouldn't be allowed any other mistake or DNF for the rest of the season. I'm not happy with how it's all been handled, that's the main reason we've taken this decision.”