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While there may be a short­age of Pro driv­ers in the flag­ship Ginetta cat­e­gory, but the Ju­nior se­ries con­tin­ues to flour­ish. This year there are set to be 22 cars on the grid.

Last sea­son was the clos­est in the se­ries’ his­tory, with Jamie Caro­line only se­cur­ing the ti­tle by tak­ing more wins than Senna Proctor, the duo hav­ing tied on points. The signs are good for an­other close fight.

Stu­art Mid­dle­ton ar­guably goes in as favourite af­ter tri­umph­ing in the Win­ter Se­ries last year. The for­mer Scholar driver also ben­e­fits from stay­ing with the Dou­glas Mo­tor­sport squad he com­pleted his rookie sea­son with. One of his main ri­vals is likely to be HHC Mo­tor­sport racer Lewis Brown, who was third in 2015 and be­sides Kyle Hornby is the only driver who fin­ished in the top 10 last year that’s signed up to re­turn.

JHR De­vel­op­ments driver Hornby and HHC’S Wil­liam Tre­gurtha are also likely to chal­lenge af­ter promis­ing first sea­sons.

With so many driv­ers mov­ing on from the se­ries, there will be a flood of rook­ies on the grid at Brands – no fewer than 12 driv­ers will make their de­buts. Of these, Harry King, Enzo Fit­ti­paldi (Emer­son’s grand­son) and Se­bas­tian Pri­aulx (Andy’s son) could be ones to watch.

Win­ter Se­ries champ Stu­art Mid­dle­ton

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