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