Jamie Caroline will return to the Kick Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship in 2015 with the team that guided him to the 2014 Winter Series title, HHC Motorsport.
Not only will Caroline compete with the team who won the overall drivers title in both 2012 and 2013, he will do so with the backing of Pirtek and 2013 BTCC champion Andrew Jordan.
Caroline enjoyed an impressive rookie Ginetta campaign last season, taking two wins and a top six championship finish with Total Control Racing, before his move to HHC yielded a clean sweep of four victories and the driver’s title in the Winter Series.
“I am incredibly excited to return to the Ginetta Junior Championship in 2015,” said Caroline.
“I cemented my knowledge of the car and the TOCA circuits last season, enjoying race wins and contesting the rookie cup, and now I plan to utilise that experience to win the championship outright, taking the most race wins in the process.”
Caroline will be mentored by Jordan as part of a new Pirtek driver programme, with his Ginetta G40 to be adorned with a Pirtek livery similar to the one on Jordan’s Triple Eight MG in this year’s BTCC.
Jordan commented: “Pirtek have been a part of myself and my father’s racing for the past eleven years, and in that time, our relationship and the profile of the brand has grown hugely. Together, we now want to be able to support a young driver as they make the same growth.
“Having seen Jamie compete in 2014, it’s clear he has a bright future ahead of him and both myself and Pirtek look forward to being a part of his journey.”
After missing out on the overall title to Jack Mitchell and JHR Developments last season, finishing second and third in the standings with James Kellett and Lando Norris, HHC Motorsport feel Caroline is the driver to return them to the top of the pile.
“We are delighted Jamie has joined our 2015 Ginetta Junior Team. He did a fantastic job and gelled perfectly with the team on the way to becoming 2014 Ginetta Winter Series Champion,” added HHC’s Charlie Kemp.
“We are looking forward to working closely with Jamie and hope to achieve race wins from the outset and ultimately the Championship.”