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Preview: Ginetta Junior Championship, Round Six, Croft

7th October 2020 • Simon Paice

Bailey Voisin is the driver to beat in the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship as the series heads to Croft for the sixth meeting of the 2020 season.

A nightmare weekend for former points leader Tom Lebbon (Elite Motorsport) last time out at Silverstone, coupled with a double race win himself, means Voisin (R Racing) is back at the top of the standings. He has seven victories to his name, having won at least once per race meeting this year.

Moving up to second in the standings meanwhile is Josh Rattican (Elite Racing). Race victories in recent meetings at Knockhill and Thruxton, alongside impressive podium consistency, means he lies 30 points behind Voisin at this stage.

Ginetta Junior Scholar Lebbon will aim to fightback this weekend as he continues his quest to become the first ever rookie driver to win the overall title. Georgi Dimitrov (Richardson Racing) holds similar ambitions, and a fourth win of the season at Silverstone has kept him in contention.

Two standout talents from the Silverstone meeting were rookies William Vincent (Elite Motorsport) and Tom Edgar (TCR). Both were right in the mix for the race wins and each secured their first overall podium finish and rookie class victory in the championship.

Elite Motorsport’s team of rookies are in impressive form. Josh Miller took a maiden outright podium at Thruxton, Seb Hopkins has been knocking on the door with two top five finishes recently, while William Aspin picked up career best qualifying and race results at Silverstone.

Ten different drivers have scored overall top three results so far this season. R Racing duo Aston Millar and Joel Pearson, plus Zak Taylor (Alistair Rushforth Motorsport), complete that group. Freddie Tomlinson, also R Racing, has been a top three contender in recent meetings.

Will Jenkins (Elite Racing) and Tommy Pintos (Elite Motorsport) have both come close to overall silverware this season too with best finishes of fourth place, while Liam McNeilly (Fox Motorsport) and Trennon Bettany (Richardson Racing) are top ten finishers aiming to push forwards.

Targeting a breakthrough top ten finish this weekend meanwhile will be Rowan Vincent (Richardson Racing), Joe Wheeler (Assetto Motorsport), Will Rochford (TCR) and Silverstone debutant James Higgins (Preptech UK).

 

Weekend Timetable:

Saturday, October 10 – Qualifying, 10.55 to 11.15; Race One, 16.05

Sunday, October 11 – Race Two, 13.47 (Live on IITV4)

 

Live timing and results: https://www.tsl-timing.com/event/204103