Mil­ner to con­test Ju­nior Win­ter series

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Ju­nior Sa­loon Car ti­tle con­tender Katie Mil­ner will com­pete in the Ginetta Ju­nior Win­ter Series at Brands Hatch as part of an ex­panded line up for Elite Mo­tor­sport.

Mil­ner fin­ished sec­ond in the JSCC points but an ap­peal against a tech­ni­cal ex­clu­sion at Knock­hill is set to be heard soon and could pro­mote her to cham­pion. She will be too old to race in Ginetta Ju­niors next year but will use the Win­ter Series to gain ex­pe­ri­ence in the Ginetta G40 as she con­sid­ers a move into the GT5 Chal­lenge, which uses the same car.

“GT5 is the per­fect op­tion at the mo­ment but we’ve not made any de­ci­sions,” said her dou­ble Bri­tish Rally cham­pion fa­ther Jonny. “At the mo­ment, it’s a case of tak­ing it step by step.”

Mil­ner will join reg­u­lar Elite driver Harry King and Rob Bos­ton racer Greg Johnson at the team.

“We’ve done three test days with Katie and she took to it ex­tremely well,” said boss Ed­die Ives. “She’s got a bit of out­right pace to find but should be fine by the win­ter series.

“We’re in­creas­ing and try­ing not to take on too much too quickly and plan to run three or four next year. It’s al­most two years since I got my first Ginetta Ju­nior and I would’ve been pretty happy to be where we are now.”

Race win­ner King will be one of the ti­tle favourites, along with fel­low rookie stars Se­bas­tian Pri­aulx and Daniel Harper. Fox Mo­tor­sport will also make its de­but in the cat­e­gory, as re­ported pre­vi­ously in MN.

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