In celebration of National Motorsport Week, Ginetta have listed on eBay a place on their Ginetta Junior test session at Bedford Autodrome on 31 July 2012 as well as an entry into their 2013 Ginetta Junior Scholarship scheme.
Fresh from their appearance at the ‘Young Guns’ themed Goodwood Festival of Speed, the British road and race car brand are keen to promote motorsport as an accessible career option to the young men and women of today, with their Bedfordshire test day providing the first test for the racing stars of 2013.
One budding young racing driver* will be invited to spend a day with Ginetta, where they will learn the fundamental basics of becoming a racing driver as they get behind the wheel of the 1800cc Zetec-engined Ginetta G40.
Ginetta Championships Manager, Max Gregory said;“The Ginetta test day is a great way for young drivers to test their mettle in one of our cars, and the Junior series is the most high-profile one of its kind in the UK, so it’s a great avenue for youngsters to start their careers. We are delighted to auction off one of these sought-after places in the name of charity.”
In addition, Ginetta are also running an auction for an entry into the 2013 Ginetta Junior Scholarship to be held later this year; which offers one youngster a fully-funded season in the 2013 Ginetta Junior Championship, worth over £40,000.
2012 Ginetta GT Supercup race winner and former Ginetta Junior championship contender, Louise Richardson said;“The Ginetta Junior Scholarship provides a great opportunity for drivers to progress into cars, and helps those drivers who might not necessarily have been able to make the jump otherwise. I certainly wouldn’t be where I am today without the help of Ginetta."
One of two Ginetta support races to the British Touring Car Championship, the Ginetta Junior Championship is the UK’s highest profile series for young drivers wanting to cut their teeth in the high-octane world of motorsport
Dedicated to developing young driving talent and providing an ideal first step onto the racing career ladder, the Ginetta Junior series is a genuine avenue into top level racing including BTCC and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Ginetta brand ambassador and 2011 Ginetta Junior Champion Seb Morris added;“I had my first ever test in a Ginetta at an airfield and the team taught me so quickly and effectively that I was able to jump into the car on my first ever test and be on the pace. From there I went on to win the Ginetta Junior Winter Series in 2010 and Ginetta Juniors 2011 and I’m now well on my way to achieving my dream of becoming a Formula One driver!”
The simple to enter eBay auction will close on 14th July and all proceeds will go directly to the Motorsport Foundation. To bid on this once-in-a-lifetime auction, visit our eBay site by clicking here.
*No license is required to take part, however, to be eligible drivers date of birth must be between 01.01.1996 and 31.03.1999.