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Liam McNeilly Returns For Second Ginetta Junior Campaign

17th December 2020 • Simon Paice

Liam McNeilly will tackle his second season in the Ginetta Junior Championship next year with Fox Motorsport.

McNeilly made his car-racing debut in the Juniors last season and produced an impressive maiden campaign. Getting in the thick of the competitive midfield battles, the Essex racer finished 17 of the 21 races inside the points positions.

The highlight of the season was a double top ten finish at Knockhill, while his eye-catching race craft saw him gain 60 places from his grid positions across the season, a tally beaten by only one other driver. With a year of experience under his belt, he’s targeting front-running success in 2021.

Liam McNeilly: “I’m so excited to be coming back for a second season in 2021. The target throughout my rookie season was to learn everything I could and keep on improving my speed, consistency and racecraft.

“I definitely feel much stronger in all these areas now thanks to the team at Fox Motorsport. There’s still a huge amount to learn, but with the experience I’ve gained this year, I’m confident of being able to run much higher up the field in 2021.”

Fox Motorsport made their return to the Juniors last season following a two year absence and are hoping to run a multi-car programme in 2021. They were Ginetta champions this year too, winning the GT5 Challenge ‘Am’ title with Ian Duggan.

Paul McNeilly, Team Principal: “Liam was inexperienced, even by rookie standards, this year, and I’m very pleased with the progress made. With the consistency of a second year with the same team and the experience he’s gained in 2020, he’ll be a much stronger package.”

The 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.