2019 Ginetta Junior Mid-season round-up

by Charlotte Hardy

We are half way through the 2019 Ginetta Junior Championship season so here is a quick review of the season so far.

Since the season began in April at Brands Hatch the youngsters have taken on Donington Park, Thruxton, Croft and Oulton Park. Leaving Snetterton, Thruxton, Knockhill, Silverstone and Brands Hatch for the second half of the season.

For the rest of the circuits the juniors are planned to race three races a weekend and there will hopefully be one more race added on to replace the one missed at Croft due to bad weather.

Ahead of the second half of the season Elite Motorsport, who house James Hedley, Tom Emerson and Joel Pearson, lead the team Championship with four-hundred and sixty-four points. However Richardson Racing who house Will Martin, Casper Stevenson and James Taylor are closely behind Elite Motorsport with four-hundred and fifty-seven points. The rest of the team championship looks like this:

Place Team Points
1Elite Motorsport 464
2Richardson Racing 457
3Douglas Motorsport 432
4TCR300
5R Racing 126
6Premiership Academy Racing 118
7In2Racing 53
8SVG Motorsport 44

Currently leading the championship is Elite Motorsports James Hedley with three-hundred and twelve points. Hedley has taken three wins, five seconds and one third so far in the season.

Top Rookie Zak O’Sullivan is nearly one-hundred points behind him on two-hundred and seventeen points. This season the In2Racing driver has taken five podium finishes of second.

Completing the top three is Will Martin with four top step finishes resulting in one-hundred and ninety-eight points. The rookie championship is completed by Casper Stevenson with four overall thirds and one-hundred and sixty points; and TCRs Theo Edgerton with one-hundred and thirty-four points.

The rest of the Championship standings looks like this:

Place Name Team Points
1 James Hedley Elite Motorsport 312
2Zak O’Sullivan (R)Douglas Motorsport 217
3Will Martin Richardson Racing 198
4Lorcan Hanafin Douglas Motorsport 167
5Casper Stevenson (R)Richardson Racing 160
6James Taylor Richardson Racing 156
7Gus Burton Douglas Motorsport 152
8Ethan Hawkey TCR136
9Theo Edgerton (R) TCR134
10Tom Emson Elite Motorsport130
11Josh Rattican (R)R-Racing With In2Racing 126
12Joel Pearson (R)Elite Motorsport 92
13Harry Dyson Premiership Academy Racing 60
14Daniel Gale (R)TCR48
15Bailey Voisin (R)Douglas Motorsport 45
16Frankie Taylor (R)SVG Racing 44
17Haytham Qarajouli (R)TCR39
18Ben Kasperczak (R) Privateer (BK Racing)37
19Ben O’Hare Premiership Academy Racing36
20Freddie Tomlinson (R)Douglas Motorsport 34
21Will Rochford (R)TCR29
22Charlie McLeod (R)Premiership Academy Racing 28
23Roman Bilinski (R)Alastair Rushforth Motorsport 27
24Ethan Brooks (R)TCR23
25Molly Dodd (R)Premiership Academy Racing 21
26Tom Ward (R)Elite Motorsport 0

The Championship is not over yet and there is still all to race for with at least fifteen races left, the points could all change resulting in a different winner. The season resumes on the 3/4 of August at Snetterton. After a break from racing the juniors will be raring to go!

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