Hillspeed racers started the 2011 Ginetta Junior Championship exactly as they mean to go on during the first two rounds at Brands Hatch over the weekend with talented 15-year-old Seb Morris taking two race victories.
Making a 100 per cent start to the campaign, the Hathersage-based squad, who won the 2010 title with Tom Ingram, enjoyed a very strong weekend although this was tempered by a dose of misfortune for car racing rookie Struan Moore.
While Morris scorched to the top of the standings with a close-to-perfect 71-point tally, 16-year-old Moore was caught up in a first corner incident during round one and then suffered an unexpected parts failure on his car in race two.
“Seb did a phenomenal job this weekend”, said Hillspeed’s Richard Ollerenshaw, “What more could we have asked of him – he qualified strongly and raced brilliantly. If you take into account his win during the last round of the Winter Series he’s unbeaten in the last three races.
“We’re all so disappointed for Struan. He did a terrific job on his first weekend in the championship and especially considering it’s his first time at Brands Hatch. He was minding his own business and then got taken out in someone else’s accident and then in race two a brand new CV joint on his car broke and led to him going off in retirement. He really did deserve much more.”
Donington Park will host rounds three and four of the championship over the weekend of April 16-17.