Elite Cuts Lead to Ginetta Junior Teams' Championship Leaders Again

Ginetta Junior Championship
September 28, 2021

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Elite Motorsport will travel to the penultimate Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship event at Donington Park next month (9-10 Oct) having once again reduced the points advantage to the Teams’ Championship leaders.

The Norfolk team has sliced the lead to just 54-points having outscored their title rivals for the second consecutive event. 

Meanwhile Seb Hopkins remains third in the Driver’s standings, Will Jenkins moves up to fourth while Josh Rowledge consolidates seventh overall and third in the Rookie class – three places ahead of Joe Warhurst in sixth.

Hopkins claimed two front row starts, his best combined qualifying performance since the opening race weekend at Thruxton in May and went on to score his 11th podium of the season. A third in Race 1, having led the opening two laps, followed by fourth, again having led, and seventh in the other two races to retain third in the standings.    

Jenkins enjoyed his best weekend of the season at Silverstone, recording a maiden Ginetta Junior win and fastest lap (Race 2), plus second (Race 1) – from seventh on the grid – and third (Race 3) placings, Will leading the last race for the opening four laps, moving him up one place in the championship to fourth having now chalked up seven podiums this year.

Rowledge also enjoyed a good weekend at the Northamptonshire venue, Josh securing two more Rookie podiums, two second places in Races 2 & 3 having posted a sixth in Race 1. Like Hopkins, Warhurst enjoyed his best combined quali session since May, starting Races 1 and 2 eighth and fourth overall, fourth and second in the Rookie category.

Joe claimed his season best result of fifth overall, second highest Rookie, in Race 1 but luck deserted him on Sunday with only a fourth Rookie placing to show for his hard work. Sherwood endured arguably his toughest weekend of the year. Having shown good pace in pre-event testing, small issues restricted his pace on Saturday and came away with only a 10th Rookie placing in the final race. Max Hall also experienced a tough weekend with a 10th place Rookie placing in Race 1.

Eddie Ives, Team Owner & Manager

“The fight is definitely on in terms of the Michelin Ginetta Junior Teams’ Championship having outscored our main title rival for the second consecutive race weekend.

“I was delighted for Will to score his maiden GJ victory. Seb could easily have been celebrating a victory too but the cards didn’t fall for him. Josh was very close to getting his first overall podium. Joe, like Seb, excelled in quali and went on to score his best results of the season in Race 1 while Jack and Max continue to learn.

“I’m really excited to see how the last two events of the season pan out, in standard Ginetta Junior style, I’m sure they’ll be spectacular.”