Scottish driver Elliot Paterson is set to launch his challenge for the 2013 Ginetta Junior Championship title crown over the Easter Weekend, after announcing plans to return to the championship for a second year, with Border Reivers.
After securing his first podium with a third place in the ATL Racing Fuel Cells Ginetta Junior Winter Series, as well as a fastest lap, at Rockingham Motor Speedway on November 10, Paterson will be racing under the “Border Reivers” banner - a name made famous in the 1950’s and 60’s by great drivers such as Jimmy Clark, Roy Salvadori, Ron Flockhart.
Now rejuvenated by RPM boss Russell Paterson, who is honoured to have been granted the rights to use the name from Ian Scott Watson, its long time custodian, Elliot certainly has a lot to live up to in 2013.
Elliot said; “It’s a real privilege to be racing under the Border Reivers banner – the name is synonymous with some of the greatest racers in our history, and I am determined to do them proud.”
Despite having a troublesome start to his maiden season in the main Ginetta Junior Championship after considerable damage to his car during the third round at Donington Park meant he had to sit out both that and the subsequent Thruxton meeting, Paterson still managed to finish sixth in the rookie championship and a respectable 11thoverall.
Lawrence Tomlinson, Chairman of Ginetta said; “We’re delighted to have Elliot back on the grid for 2013, and it is fantastic that both Elliot and his father Russell will be bringing the Border Reivers name into the Ginetta paddock.”
Once again, Elliot’s racing will be sponsored by Exsim, Kennedy Care Group and RPM, and he added; “I can’t wait to get back behind the wheel of my G40; last year was a real learning curve for me, but now that I have the knowledge of the tracks under my belt, and the great results at the winter series, I feel I am ready for the title challenge.”