Ginetta teams praise triple-header races

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Teams praised the new three-race for­mat for Ginetta Ju­nior af­ter it was used for the first time at Doning­ton Park last week­end.

In­stead of driv­ers hav­ing their tra­di­tional Satur­day morn­ing free prac­tice ses­sion an ex­tra race took place, fea­tur­ing a par­tially re­versed grid.

HHC Mo­tor­sport’s Jodie Hem­mings said: “I thought it was re­ally good as it asks a bit more of the driv­ers.

“There was only an hourand-a-half be­tween the sec­ond and third races so it makes them think a bit more about what they are do­ing. In the long-term it will make bet­ter driv­ers of them.”

Dou­glas Mo­tor­sport boss Wayne Dou­glas thought the for­mat worked well, but de­spite his Scholar driver Daniel Harper win­ning the fi­nal race he added that re­duc­ing the num­ber of points on of­fer for the third race could be con­sid­ered. He said the re­verse grid pe­nalises suc­cess in the ear­lier races.

Three races will also take place at Croft, Knock­hill, Rock­ing­ham and Sil­ver­stone later in the year, but at other venues where test­ing is limited the old two-race with prac­tice for­mat will be used.

Time Ginetta Juniors tack­led three races for the first

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