Charlie Digby will contest his first full season in the Simpson Race Products Ginetta Junior Championship in 2017 following a testing programme with HHC Motorsport team.
The 15 year old extreme sports enthusiast from Hampshire joined the Simpson Race Products Ginetta Junior Championship grid during the latter half of the 2016 season, having spent the early part of the year testing his G40 Junior car with HHC.
For his first full-season on the grid, Digby hopes to consistently finish inside the top 10 in both qualifying and the races.
Charlie Digby, driver; “The HHC team have supported me through possibly the hardest part of my racing career - the beginning! I feel confident the 2017 Ginetta Junior season will be the competitive test-bed I need to further hone my skills as I look to take on more experienced racers at the front half of the grid. I am focused on finishing well, bringing the car home clean and who knows… if I can work hard enough possibly even win some silverware by the end of the season.”
Charlie Kemp, HHC Team Owner; “Charlie has worked hard to make his limited track time last season really count. His development has been pleasing with a good run in the 2016 Winter Series testament to that. He is a dedicated young racer and we’re looking forward to continuing this focused work in 2017. I have no doubt that we will see him climbing up the grid in 2017, achieving his goal to be a consistent top-10 finisher”.
The Ginetta Junior Championship is the UK's longest running and most prestigious junior series. Offering the first step on the motorsport ladder for 14-17 year old racing drivers, it gives aspiring teenage drivers the experience of a lifetime, kick-starting their journey towards racing stardom to a massive trackside audience and millions of fans at home.
Using the multi-disciplined Ginetta G40, the championship is a proven tool in the development of drivers moving on to a variety of different motorsport disciplines.