The 2012 Ginetta Junior Championship will be decided over two short races on the Brands Hatch GP circuit this weekend, as Charlie Robertson, Sennan Fielding and Niall Murray do battle for the spoils.
Having 12 podiums to his name in 2012 – with half of those overall race wins – Charlie Robertson has been one to watch this year and heads to Brands Hatch with a 25 point advantage over 2011 Ginetta Junior Scholarship winner Sennan Fielding.
As is the way with motorsport however, 25 points is by no means a comfortable lead; with 74 points on the table, if Robertson was to have one DNF and one race win, Fielding would only need to finish first and third to clinch the title.
The only other driver in with a shot at the title is Irishman Niall Murray, who currently sits 40 points behind Robertson. He said;"Silverstone didn't start too well for us but certainly finished closer to our expectations.”
“I'm delighted that despite our recent spell of bad luck, I'm still very much in the running to win the championship and without doubt, I'm coming to Brands with only one aim, to win the 2012 Ginetta Junior Championship."
Keep your eyes on Andrew Watson, who put on a storming display at Silverstone with his best weekend yet, bringing home a win and a second place putting him just 18 points behind championship newcomer, Pepe Massot who, in turn has enjoyed an excellent maiden season and currently sits fourth overall after enjoying five podiums and two overall wins.
Watson said;"Silverstone was the perfect weekend for me. My pace right from the first free practice session was excellent and it gave me the confidence to have the best weekend of my season so far. I will be doing everything I can to ensure my Silverstone performance was more than just a one off, and with a bit of luck I can grab fourth in the championship.”
Outside of the championship top five, Harry Woodhead, Keith Donegan and 2012 Ginetta Junior Scholarship winner Oliver Basey-Fisher are looking forward to locking horns on track, whilst Ollie Chadwick will be undoubtedly looking to round off the season with another win.
Fighting over the final two places in the top 10 are Tom Jackson, Will Palmer and Elliot Paterson, whilst championship newcomer Freddie Lee will be hoping to end the season on a high with an improvement on his seventh placed finish at Rockingham.
Joining the championship for the final round isScottish racing driver Aiden Moffat, who is set to complete the RPM squad alongside Elliot Paterston after testing the G40 at Knockhill. He said; “I really enjoyed driving Elliot’s car at Knockhill and I’m now really looking forward to racing a Ginetta with RPM Motorsport.”
With only a 40 point deficit between first and third, and a perfect haul offering 74 points, it’s still anyone’s championship as the action begins at Brands Hatch.