Rowan Bailey has been named as JHR Developments’ fifth driver for the 2015 Kick Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship.
The Essex-based racer will make the switch to car-racing with just two years of karting under his belt, with the 15 year old hoping to be a front-runner in the Rookie Cup this season.
“I am incredibly excited about joining the KICK Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship for 2015,” said Bailey.
“The series provides a brilliant package for me as a driver and it seemed like the right time to graduate into cars as I believe I have got as a can do out of karting.”
Bailey joins Dan Zelos, Senna Proctor, Seb Perez and Esmee Hawkey in the JHR camp for their title defence, having won the title last year with Jack Mitchell, and it’s likely the team will expand to six cars for the new season.
“Rowan is new to the series and we are all working hard to help him in the transition from karting to cars. Rowan showed a lot of promise in the first test and we are all looking forward to seeing his journey throughout the year,” added JHR’s team principal Steven Hunter.
Another newcomer confirmed to be joining the grid meanwhile is William Stacey. The 14 year old was a finalist in last October’s Scholarship competition, and joins the grid with JamSport, who also compete in the Renault UK Clio Cup, to take us to twenty confirmed entries for the series.
2015 Ginetta Junior Grid So Far:
|Jamie Caroline, Patrik Matthiesen, Sophia Floersch||HHC Motorsport|
|Dan Zelos, Senna Proctor, Esmee Hawkey, Seb Perez, Rowan Bailey||JHR Developments|
|Geri Nicosia, Kyle Hornby||R&J Motorsport|
|Stuart Middleton||Douglas Motorsport|
|Ben Green||SuperGreen Racing|
|Will Tregurtha||Richardson Chassis Engineering|
|Harry Mailer, Benjamin Wallace||Hillspeed|
|Matt Chapman, Cameron Roberts||Total Control Racing|
|Tristan Charpentier, Alex Day||Tollbar Racing|