25 OCT 2012

With just a week to go before the winner is announced, the 2013 Ginetta Junior Scholarship is almost at full capacity, with just one place remaining on the Bedford Autodrome event, which takes place on 29 – 31 October.

Offering one 14-17 year old the chance to win a fully funded season in the 2013 Ginetta Junior Championship , which runs in support of the British Touring Car Championship, the prize – worth in excess of £40,000 – is one of the most exciting in British motorsport.

Giving one talented youngster the chance to take their racing career up a gear, the winning driver will be decided over two rounds – ‘qualification’ and ‘final’ – the first of which will see drivers attend one of two assessment days (29/30 October) before 20 drivers will be invited to join Ginetta in the final (31 October) completely free of charge.

Over the three days, drivers will be assessed on fundamental aspects of driving, which include a basic assessment of clutch, throttle, brake and steering control as well as full speed circuit driving. In addition, Ginetta will carry out a range of both fitness and media assessments, to ensure the winning candidate offers ‘the overall racing package’ of speed, an ability to learn, professionalism, fitness and team work.

Previous winners include current Ginetta Junior Championship runner-up Sennan Fielding and Oliver Basey-Fisher, with Fielding starring as one of the main contenders for the 2012 championship crown. Chairman of Ginetta Lawrence Tomlinson said; “The Ginetta Junior Scholarship never fails to uncover raw racing talent from kids across the UK.

“Having seen previous winners Sennan Fielding and Oliver Basey-Fisher on the podium gives Ginetta a great sense of pride. We are dedicated to developing young talent and supporting drivers as they ascend the motorsport ladder, I am sure this year’s scholarship entrants will continue to impress.”

As one of two Ginetta support races to the British Touring Car Championship, the Ginetta Junior Championship is dedicated to developing young driving talent and provides an ideal first step onto the racing career ladder, providing the perfect platform for drivers to cut their teeth in motorsport.

Offering massive television exposure on ITV as well as unrivalled column inches in the national motoring press, the Ginetta Junior Championship is a genuine avenue into top level racing.

For more information on how to enter as well as a video highlighting what you can expect, visit http://www.ginetta.com/junior_scholarship