Ginetta to award Junior Scholarship to Formula Kart Stars Junior class

Denis GormanLeading British sportscar marque Ginetta will award a fast-track entry into its Junior Scholarship shootout for the top two finishers in this season’s Formula Kart Stars Junior class.

The winner of the Scholarship, which takes place in October each year, will win a fully-funded season in the Ginetta Junior Championship for 14 to 16-year-old racers, worth over £60,000. The championship runs as a support category to the British Touring Car Championship.

Up to 60 drivers can begin the Scholarship shootout, taking part in driving, media and fitness assessments over the first two days. Racers receive tuition from star touring car drivers. Ex-Formula Kart Stars driver Tom Ingram was chief instructor and also part of the judging panel of this year’s Scholarship.

“I am delighted that Ginetta and FKS have once again joined forces in supporting young talent,” said FKS chairman Carolynn Hoy. “The prize provided gives our drivers a fantastic opportunity to progress their careers from karting to car racing in a championship where a number of our alumni have enjoyed great success.”