Ginetta Junior

Everything you need to know about the Ginetta Junior Championship 2024. 

Ginetta Junior Championships 2023

Ginetta Junior

Ginetta Junior Championships 2023

Everything you need to know about the Ginetta Junior Championship 2024. 

Overview

The Ginetta Junior Championship is widely regarded as the entry point into car motor racing for aspiring young racing drivers. Drivers have to be between 14 and 17 years of age to race, with many of them having graduated from racing karts.

It has a long list of prestigious former drivers, including the Formula 1 superstar Lando Norris, who was the 2014 Rookie Champion in the series.

Michelin Ginetta Juniors Championship at Silverstone
Ready for action at Round 7,8 and 9 at Donington Park

The car

All the drivers race the same car – the Ginetta G40. This is one of the factors that makes the racing so exciting, with often only fractions of a second between drivers. It really is all about driving ability. There are also testing and tyre restrictions to help control team budgets.

The car is powered by a 1.8 litre, four cylinder Zetec engine which is limited to 100 bhp for Junior racing but still capable of an impressive top speed of 120 mph. 

Holly Miall racing at the Silverstone G-Fest

The Rules

The Championship for 2024 takes place over 8 race weekends. Drivers typically race in teams. Holly is racing for a second season with Fox Motorsport for 2024.

Qualifying is an important aspect of each weekend. Qualifying is taken over three laps, with no room for error. The fastest lap determines the starting position for race 1; and the second fastest for race 2. The third and final race starting positions are determined by the race 2 result. As everyone qualifies on the track at the same time this can also lead to some exciting moments and requires even more skill and concentration from the drivers.

Typically, there are 3x 15 minute races per weekend with 25 races planned overall for 2024. Points are awarded for placings, as well as fastest lap time. If a driver races all 25 races, then the worst 2 races are excluded from the final overall points for a driver. At the end of the season, the driver with the most points wins.

New!

Driver Shoot Out

New for 2024 is a Driver Shootout. The top 4 full season Junior drivers are automatically entered in this event with free entry into the 2025 Protyre Motorsport GT Championship as well as the hire of a G56 GT Pro for the season. We are awaiting full details but this sounds exciting!

The Season

The racing season runs from 30th March 2024 to 29th September 2024. It consists of a number of four official test days for the season; as well as eight racing weekends this year, delivering 25 rounds of action across some of the UK’s most iconic race tracks.

Holly’s calendar is below which includes information on all the races and testing.

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The Cost

The official entry fee is £19,100. That said, it costs a lot more than this with costs around the team, car, kit, testing and much more to consider. In reality, racing is not cheap and a full season will cost at least £300,000.

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Get Involved

The best way to get involved is to come to a race weekend!

There is plenty of action – not just from the Ginetta Junior class. Three other Ginetta Championships will also be on the bill with Ginetta Juniors, Ginetta GT Championship and the Ginetta GT Academy all competing, as well as GB4.

GinettaTV

If you can’t make the action in person, then GinettaTV on YouTube streams all the races live.

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