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Ginetta Launch 2012 Scholarship Programme

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Young Drivers Can Follow In The Footsteps Of 2011 Winner Oliver Basey-Fisher - Photo Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography


Ginetta are offering one young driver the chance to win a fully-funded  season in the 2013 Ginetta Junior Championship as they continue their hugely-popular Silverstone Ginetta Junior Scholarship programme for a third time.

Run in partnership with the home of the British Grand Prix, the Scholarship programme gives the drivers to battle it out over three assessment rounds to win a prize worth over £40,000. Over the course of the programme, the teenagers will be tested on everything from a basic assessment of clutch, throttle, brake and steering control to full speed circuit driving, with Silverstone and Ginetta looking for someone with 'the overall racing package' of speed, an ability to learn,  professionalism, fitness and team work.

General Manager of Ginetta, Simon Finnis said: “The Ginetta Junior Scholarship never fails to uncover raw racing talent from kids across the UK. Having seen previous winners Sennan Fielding and Oliver Basey-Fisher on the podium gives Ginetta a great sense of pride. We are dedicated to developing young talent and supporting drivers as they ascend the motorsport ladder, I am sure this year's scholarship entrants will continue to impress.”

Last year's winner Sennan Fielding took a win in his scholarship year last season and has taken one win already this season as he looks to challenge for the title, while the current Scholar Oliver Basey-Fisher has already picked up a podium finish in his debut year.

Basey-Fisher said: “Winning the scholarship has completely changed my racing career. It's provided a fantastic opportunity for my future and has given me the chance to do something I never thought I would. Anyone who’s thinking about it, just go for it!””

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