Tom Emson Tackles 2019 Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship With Elite Motorsport

Ginetta Junior Championship
March 1, 2019

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The 16 year old from Kent debuted in the 2017 Winter Series and went on to enjoy a strong rookie campaign last season, becoming a regular top ten finisher in his Ginetta G40 and recording a best finish of seventh overall at Silverstone.

Emson built on that with an impressive display in the Winter Series at Brands Hatch as he qualified in the top four overall for each of the races, before converting that into a pair of outright podium finishes to finish third in the final standings.

With support from Clive Emson Auctioneers and more sponsors to be announced in due course, Emson has the front of the grid in his sights as he tackles his second campaign with Elite Motorsport, who won the 2018 title with Adam Smalley.

Tom Emson: “Having only had limited karting experience before starting in the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship last year, it was a steep learning curve which during the year saw my results improving as the season went on.

"This was capped off by podium finishes and coming third overall in the Winter Series, and it felt brilliant fighting at the front. That has to be my aim again this year, to be fighting for top three finishes at the front of the field.

“I feel that after the first years’ experience and training, that this will be achievable. I am looking forward to racing with Elite Motorsport again, who have done a wonderful job in looking after my car and helping me develop as a driver.”

Eddie Ives, team principal: “I am excited to announce Tom is back with us for 2019. We have been working really hard together over the winter and I am looking forward to showcasing Tom’s great progress. Tom is fantastic to work with and I am looking forward to a strong season.”

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.