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:
|6||Premiership Academy Racing||118|
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:
|1||James Hedley||Elite Motorsport||312|
|2||Zak O’Sullivan (R)||Douglas Motorsport||217|
|3||Will Martin||Richardson Racing||198|
|4||Lorcan Hanafin||Douglas Motorsport||167|
|5||Casper Stevenson (R)||Richardson Racing||160|
|6||James Taylor||Richardson Racing||156|
|7||Gus Burton||Douglas Motorsport||152|
|9||Theo Edgerton (R)||TCR||134|
|10||Tom Emson||Elite Motorsport||130|
|11||Josh Rattican (R)||R-Racing With In2Racing||126|
|12||Joel Pearson (R)||Elite Motorsport||92|
|13||Harry Dyson||Premiership Academy Racing||60|
|14||Daniel Gale (R)||TCR||48|
|15||Bailey Voisin (R)||Douglas Motorsport||45|
|16||Frankie Taylor (R)||SVG Racing||44|
|17||Haytham Qarajouli (R)||TCR||39|
|18||Ben Kasperczak (R)||Privateer (BK Racing)||37|
|19||Ben O’Hare||Premiership Academy Racing||36|
|20||Freddie Tomlinson (R)||Douglas Motorsport||34|
|21||Will Rochford (R)||TCR||29|
|22||Charlie McLeod (R)||Premiership Academy Racing||28|
|23||Roman Bilinski (R)||Alastair Rushforth Motorsport||27|
|24||Ethan Brooks (R)||TCR||23|
|25||Molly Dodd (R)||Premiership Academy Racing||21|
|26||Tom 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!