Preview – Simpson Race Products Ginetta Junior Championship, Silverstone

Tom Gamble heads into the weekend at the helm of the Simpson Race Products Ginetta Junior Championship, but it really is a three horse race for the title. Let's take a look at the championship battle.

Tom Gamble (Elite Motorsport), Seb Priaulx (HHC Motorsport) and Daniel Harper (Douglas Motorsport) arrive at Silverstone locked in a close battle for the championship title. The trio were the only drivers on the overall podium across the three races at Rockingham, and can be expected to be putting on a similar show up front here.

Gamble snatched the advantage thanks to a first, second and third place at Rockingham, whilst Harper enjoyed the best weekend of his Junior career to bring him within 16 points of the championship leader and level on wins with Priaulx, who currently lies second.

Kiern Jewiss (Douglas Motorsport) – who has taken 10 overall podiums so far this year – struggled at Rockingham and has a fight on his hands to be in with a shot at the overall title. He does however have a strong grip on the Rookie honours as he’s 108 points clear of Ginetta Junior Scholarship winner Adam Smalley (HHC Motorsport). Should Jewiss outscore Smalley by even a single point over the course of this weekend, he will take the class honours, as there’s a maximum of 108 points on the board at Brands Hatch.

Tom Wood (HHC Motorsport) and Harry King (Elite Motorsport) could have a say in the championship battles. Both have diced with the leading pack throughout the season, and  are expected to be running at the sharp end once again this weekend.

Keep an eye on Jordan Collard (HHC Motorsport) too. He’s been consistently getting stronger throughout the season, taking his first top three qualifying position of the year last time out, and looking set to take an overall podium before the season is out.

There’s a great fight going on for third in the Rookie class. Luke Browning (Richardson Racing) took his first class win at Rockingham and currently heads the fight for the spot, but he was kept honest by Ruben Del Sarte (HHC Motorsport) and Tom Canning (Douglas Motorsport) who each have a shot at third in class.

Elite Motorsport complete their bumper seven-car entry with Finley Green and Greg Johnson, as well as rookie racers James Hedley, Louis Foster and Emily Linscott who joined the grid last time out. Keaton Samra returns with Fox Motorsport after missing the past three weekends, whilst Charlie Digby (HHC Motorsport) and Matt Luff (Richardson racing) complete the grid.

With just six races left to run in 2017, and a fierce fight between three different drivers, each with three different teams, there’s everything to play for this weekend. Make sure you keep up to speed with all the action by following @GinettaCars on Twitter.