JUNIORS TO SPREAD THEIR WINGS AT SILVERSTONE

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Miracco (#76) and Waite (#16) will be aiming for wins this weekend - Photo: Rachel Bourne

A new season for the Fiesta Junior Championship began at Snetterton and with it came the largest field in its history since its inception. It continues this weekend at Silverstone on the International Circuit.

With 17 cars lined up last time out, there was bound to be action aplenty and with a field full of 14-17 year old hopefuls, the opening round definitely didn’t disappoint.

The driver of the moment in FJC is without question Elliot Wilson. From a best finish of 4th last season in his first year of circuit racing with Daniels Motorsport, to two incredible wins with his new team Race Car Consultants, it’s been a real whirlwind for Wilson who will hope to continue his top step form here at Silverstone. His biggest rivals all weekend were his fellow podium finishers. Carlito Miracco has desires on his first wins of the season and returns to a circuit which he looks favourably on, having picked up a brace of victories on the National layout towards the end of 2015. James Waite was another that caught the paddock’s attention, pedalling his way to the podium in both races to put him as a firm front-runner.

Despite a tricky weekend back, Ronan Quinn rebounded from troubles in Race 1 to a storming result with 4th in Race 2, earning him the first Endeavour Award of the season, a new incentive for drivers to carry on racing no matter how bad their weekend may be going. Another driver who received an award was Cooper Motorsport’s James Hillery. Not only did he finished his first two race meetings in the top 10, he also received the Driver of the Meeting award, all in a car which had only turned its first laps in anger on the Thursday beforehand! His teammates Lochlan Bearman and Danny Harrison were also on the pace throughout the weekend, with Harrison particularly looking for redemption after contact in Race 2 forced him to end his race prematurely. Expect all four of these drivers to be competing for places amongst the top 10.

Other drivers of note include Harry Gooding and Callum Hawkins-Row. While the latter may have suffered troubles in Race 2, both showed great turns of speed over the weekend with Gooding especially impressing as he powered his way to a pair of top 5s. Sikander Hussain had also been a late entry to the weekend, however his season’s worth of experience paid off with enhanced pace at Snetterton, so more gains will be the aim here.

Be sure to keep an eye on the rest of the field, with the likes of Christopher McKenzie, Ben Swift, Angus Dudley, Bradley Burns, Lewis Kent, Cameron Pugh and Jack Davidson. All of these drivers had a mixture of results in the opening race weekend and will hope to make progress here at Silverstone.

The full list of drivers entered for this weekend is as follows:

#4 - James Hillery
#5 - Ben Swift
#7 - Cameron Pugh
#9 - Bradley Burns
#16 - Harry Gooding
#17 - James Waite
#19 - Danny Harrison
#20 - Ronan Quinn
#21 - Jack Davidson
#22 - Elliot Wilson
#33 - Angus Dudley
#36 - Lochlan Bearman
#38 - Lewis Kent
#41 - Callum Hawkins-Row
#44 - Sikander Hussain
#76 - Carlito Miracco
#77 - Christopher Mackenzie

Another healthy grid of Juniors is ready to hit the track at the Home of British Motorsport for the next step in their circuit racing education!

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Donington Park 14th - 15th Oct 2017

Current Standings

Driver Accrued Points Adjusted Total
1 Jack Davidson 392 391
2 Nicholas Reeve 378 378
3 James Hillery 364 364