For younger drivers aged 14 to 17 who are looking to move on from karting and make their first foray into motor racing, the Ginetta Junior Championship is an ideal first step. It’s a natural and safe progression, with no previous motorsport experience needed, and can provide a good grounding for younger competitors with an eye on their future racing careers.
Indeed, Ginetta Junior graduates have enjoyed global racing success in GT, Touring Cars and Prototype championships worldwide.
The series upholds Ginetta’s philosophy of safe and controlled racing which concentrates on driver potential rather than racing budget.
So it’s no wonder it’s now one of the best-known models on the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) support circuit for teen drivers. It’s based on the G40 platform from the UK motorsport company Ginetta. Supporting the BTCC, the single-make championship uses identical G40 race cars.
It takes place every year between March and October over a string of race weekends, and the G40 Junior comprises 26 races in all at top motorsport sites including:
- Donington Park
- Brands Hatch
Championship prizes such as Ginetta parts credit keep things interesting, plus competitors are evenly matched to encourage the very best performance from drivers and teams.
What’s more, the championship is well subscribed and attended, as well as enjoying national TV coverage, creating unparalleled chances for drivers and sponsors and making it the country’s most prestigious junior car racing championships.
There is plenty of track time each racing weekend, with a couple of half-hour practice sessions, followed by a 15-minute qualifying session. There are two races during five of the weekends, three at the other five.
Live coverage on
It’s not just the 30,000-odd trackside spectators who get to see this exciting series.
ITV4 covers the series as part of the British Touring Car package, providing an audience of millions with hours of thrilling entertainment and wheel-to-wheel action, increasing the ways younger drivers can make a name for themselves. The live Sunday coverage gives maximum exposure to them, their sponsors and associates. At least one race per weekend goes out live on ITV4.
Additionally, there are comprehensive post-weekend reports on Motorsport UK, not to mention Ginetta’s own media outlets, social media and national press.
Preptech UK provides full, professional trackside support. We exceed expectations to offer our customers a complete package, giving drivers the best opportunity to excel. But because we focus on quality over quantity, our team only offers limited spaces. We believe this is the best way to build strong and committed working relationships with customers and their sponsors in a relaxed yet professional manner.
We have testing opportunities at Blyton Park in one of our Ginetta Junior race cars, ahead of the Ginetta Junior Scholarship, for drivers aged under 14 who are looking to get into this series. We also offer circuit-based testing for junior licence holders.
Get in touch with us today to discuss cost and availability.
- Sealed 1800cc Zetec SE Engine
- Restricted to MSA Requirements
- FIA Safety Cage & Cell
- FIA Drivers Seat & Harnesses
- 6 Piece Composite Gel Coat Bodywork
- Heated Windscreen
TRANSMISSION & BRAKES
- Quaife 6 Speed Sequential Gearbox
- Quaife ATB Differential
- Front 280mm Vented Brake Discs w/ 4 pot Billet Calipers
- Rear 280mm Vented Brake Discs w/ 2 pot Billet Calipers
- Power: 100bhp (MSA Limit)
- Acceleration: 0-60mph < 6.0s
- Top Speed: 120mph
- Weight: 830kg
SUSPENSION & TYRES
- Ginetta Single Adjustable Dampers
- Ginetta Michelin Pilot Cup Tyres