The Kick Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship is set to produce its biggest grid in its eight year history this season, with series organisers confirming a maximum capacity of 26 entries has been filled.
The one-make Ginetta series enjoyed an average grid size of twenty last season, the biggest on the British Touring Car Championship support package, with Jack Mitchell emerging as champion with JHR Developments.
The championship’s all-time biggest grid currently sit at 22, a number reached in both 2008 and 2009, and even though that is already looking set to be beaten, series organisers are looking into the possibility of increasing the maximum grid size.
“Having 26 entrants confirmed for the 2015 season speaks volumes about the calibre of the KICK Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship as a starting point for aspiring racing drivers,” said Ashley Gallagher, Ginetta Championships Manager.
“The championship has gone from strength to strength over the past few years, and the clear career route offered by Ginetta from 14 years old has set the series apart as the finest Junior championship in the UK.”
The 2015 Kick Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship starts on April 4/5 at Brands Hatch in Kent.
“This is fantastic news to come from the Ginetta camp, and furthers cements the championship’s status as the best Junior series in Britain.
It’s fair to say the series was in a bit of a rut through 2012 and early 2013, with grids sizes around the twelve mark being a regular occurrence, but some hard work from the Ginetta team behind the scenes saw numbers pick up at the end of 2013.
That continued into last season, with the series regularly producing the best numbers on the BTCC support package, and for the grid to grow even higher for the new campaign is a testament to the Ginetta team’s graft.
The Junior Championship has become renowned for regularly producing the most entertaining racing on the BTCC package, and we’re set for a vintage year in 2015.”