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Will Rochford Set For Racing Debut In Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship

14th March 2019 • Simon Paice

Teenage talent Will Rochford will make his motorsport debut this year in the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship with Total Control Racing.

Some recreational karting in recent years has fuelled Will’s desire for competitive race action and he will get that opportunity this season as he enters the UK’s premier junior motorsport championship with support from Bristol lettings company Flats4Students. 

The 14 year old from Abbots Leigh in Bristol enters the series following a great display in the Ginetta Junior Scholarship event in October. Impressing the judging panel with his raw talent, Will got through to the final day despite having only previously had one test day in a Ginetta G40.

Will Rochford: "I wanted to get into motorsport because I've always loved cars and driving. I love speed and I'm very competitive. I’ve chosen the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship as I absolutely loved the Ginetta G40 after driving it in my first test and the Scholarship.

“I like how professional the championship is too and it’s a great place for me to start my career. With no racing or karting experience, I'm using my first season to learn all I can. I want to drive smoothly and consistently, and my aim is to see improvement with every race.”

Lee Brookes, team manager: “Everyone at Total Control Racing is delighted that Will has decided to join us this year as he starts his motorsport career with a first season in the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship.

“While Will has no previous experience in any other form of motorsport, he has shown a real willingness to learn. We are looking forward to working with him and we hope that he can have a great season with us.”

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.