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Frankie Taylor Signs Up For Rookie Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship Season

7th March 2019 • Simon Paice

Frankie Taylor will tackle the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship for the first time this season with fellow series debutants SVG Motorsport.

Taylor, from Charlwood in Surrey, cut his teeth in go-karting and enjoyed success in Honda Cadet and Junior X30 competition, before teaming up with SVG Motorsport to make his car-racing debut in the Junior Saloon Car Championship last season.

The 15 year old secured a superb double victory at Brands Hatch on his way to fifth overall in the points standings, and he will now aim to build on that experience as he embarks on a two year programme in the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship.

Frankie Taylor: “It’s a big step up to the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship but I still feel very confident. In my first season in the championship with SVG Motorsport, my target is to try and get at least one podium finish. I just need to gain experience and put my mark down for next year, as this is firmly a two year plan for us.”

SVG Motorsport have been established front-runners in one-make Ginetta competition since 2016 and their first ever foray into the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship will come alongside entries into the G40 Cup and Ginetta Racing Drivers Club as well.

Andy Johnson, team owner: “We at SVG Motorsport are really excited to have Frankie Taylor racing with us this year, after what can only be described as a fantastic start to his racing career last year. He was definitely on for a top three points finish until injuries sadly ended his season early.

“Throughout the year he showed great speed and commitment, and with a full season he should show his full potential. SVG Motorsport are excited to be joining the most prestigious paddock in the UK and we are looking forward to helping Frankie achieve his goals.”

The Michelin 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 as they compete on the support bill for the British Touring Car Championship.