Ginetta Junior Scholarship

Win the motorsport career opportunity of a lifetime. Entering the competition takes just five minutes and could change your life.

Are you the next Lando Norris, Tom Ingram or Charlie Robertson? Ginetta is on the hunt for one teenager who has what it takes to make a name for themselves in the world of motorsport. That aspiring young racing driver will win themselves a place in the Ginetta Junior Championship next year. 

As biggest prize in UK motorsport, the Ginetta Junior Scholarship attracts some of the UK’s top karters and undiscovered racing talent. If you reckon you have what it takes to join the Ginetta family and win a place on the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) support bill next season, then read on.

The Prize

Our 2020 Scholar will earn themselves a spot on the Ginetta Junior Championship grid for 2020. We don’t stop there either. The winner will also be given the use of one of our G40 Junior race cars for the entirety of the season (including consumables) and an experienced team to prepare the car throughout the year.

There’s more… Insurance will be provided by us in addition to a season supply of race tyres and fuel, as well as the all-important Ginetta race suit to make sure you look the part.

The Competition

Taking place at our very own race track, Blyton Park, from the 28 - 30 October 2018, the three-day event features two qualification days with up to 30 drivers taking part in driving, fitness and media assessments. The third day plays host to the grand finale, where the 20 most promising drivers from the first two days are invited back for further driving and media assessment.

The Judging Panel

We will utilise the knowledge and skills of those who have progressed through the motorsport career ladder, with driving instructors including stars of the BTCC and British GT series. The voice of Ginetta Junior coverage on ITV4, Richard John Neil will once again sit on the media assessment panel, whilst Ginetta’s in-house Personal Trainer, Richard Chessman will put drivers through their paces in the fitness test.

The Rules

To be eligible for the 2019 event, competitors’ dates of birth must fall between 01/01/2004 and 21/03/2006 and they must not have previously competed in an MSA circuit car race. Simple as that.

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“My two days at Blyton Park were extremely enjoyable and productive as I found my limits both mentally and physically. I learnt a lot from the expert driver coaching and also advice on how to present myself to the media.”

- ETHAN BROOKS, 2019 Ginetta Junior Scholar