COLLARD JR TO GINETTA JUNIOR MATT AMES
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Jordan Collard will make his car racing debut in Ginetta Junior this season, completing a trio of sons of recent WSR British Touring Car drivers taking part.
The 15-year-old son of current WSR racer Rob Collard will drive for Total Control Racing and one of his team-mates will be EX-WSR driver Nick Foster’s son, Harry. Andy Priaulx’s son Sebastian will also race for JHR Developments.
Collard reached the final stages of the Ginetta Junior Scholarship last year and graduates from karting, having raced in the Super One National Rotax Mini Max Championship.
“Ginetta Junior is a great stepping stone to move from karting into car racing, and the fact it is shown live on ITV4 is fantastic exposure for young racers,” said Collard Jr. “I had a great time at the Scholarship and I am really looking forward to putting everything I learnt there into practice with TCR at Brands Hatch next month.”
Team principal Lee Brookes added: “It’s fantastic news to have Jordan joining TCR for Juniors, we’ve got an absolutely cracking young line-up of talented drivers and there’s a real buzz in the team. Jordan has so much experience he can learn from through his dad and I know our drivers will work well together.
“Jordan did a great job in the Scholarship final last year and he’s obviously done well in karting so we’re sure he’ll have a strong first season in cars. He has great family support, which is so important for these young drivers, and we’re looking forward to working with him.”