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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.”

Jor­dan with father and BTCC racer Rob

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