Douglas Motorsport began specializing in Ginetta Junior in 2012, winning our first round in class and taking 6 further wins on the way with both drivers taking wins, podiums and Lap records. Niall Murray narrowly lost out on the championship title due to drop scores, having amassed the most points over season. In the 2013 championship Keith Donegan finished a strong Second in Junior championship taking 4 wins, with both drivers having a strong season taking wins, podiums and fastest laps. In 2014 we concentrated our efforts on the Ginetta super Cup, then in 2015 Ginetta Junior Scholarship winner Stuart Middleton joined the team and won the 2015 Ginetta Junior Winter series.
For 2016, Douglas Motorsport again was the destination of the Ginetta Junior Scholarship winner, Daniel Harper, joining forces with previous scholarship winter Stuart Midleton. We were also joined by Enzo Fittipaldi for the first half of the season, giving him an introduction to racing in the UK. The season ended with Daniel Harper winning the Rookie title and Stuart Midleton finishing as overall Vice-Champion.
2017 brought more success for Douglas Motorsport in the Ginetta Junior Championship. We won the team championship thanks to great performances by Daniel Harper ( 7 race wins, 8 further podium finishes), Kiern Jewiss who had an amazing rookie season ( 1st place in Rookie competition – 17 Rookie wins, 4 rookie podium finishes with 1 win and 12 podiums in the overall championship) and Tom Canning who finished 4th in the rookie championship after picking up a number of rookie podiums after showing consistent timpovements.
Ginetta Junior ChampionshipGinetta G40
The G40 features in the Ginetta Junior Championship for 14 – 17yr olds in restricted form,applauded for its safety, the G40’s chassis is 50 times stronger than it is required standard set by the FIA.
- Sealed Ford 1.8 litre 4-cylinder Zetec
- Ginetta throttle body
- Restricted to 100bhp (MSA requirement)
- T45 tubular chassis and integral safety cage built to FIA standards
- FIA approved driver’s seat and harnesses
- ATL 45 litre FIA approved fuel cell
- Sealed Quaife 6-speed sequential gearbox
- Sealed Quaife ATB differential
- Rear wing
- 7″ x 15″ wheels
- Controlled Michelin road tyres
- Controlled one way damper
- Ginetta controlled AIM data logger
- Pneumatic air jacks
Douglas Motorsport provide drivers with the ideal transition from karting to cars. Over the past number of years, our Junior drivers have excelled in their Ginetta Junior careers and are now realizing their ambitions and making their way to the pinnacle of the sport. Our two most recent graduates have already taken the next step to the top…
2015: Rookie Vice Champion
2015: Ginetta Junior Winter Series Champion
2016: Ginetta Junior Series Overall Vice-Champion
After graduating from the Ginetta Junior series as one of the brightest racing prospects, Stuart went on to become the British GT4 Champion and the youngest driver to win the Sunoco Whelan Challenge. This guaranteed Stuart a fully funded prize drive at the world-famous Rolex 24 At Daytona. He made the most of his chance and brought his Cadillac Prototype home in second place, a great achievement.
2016: Ginetta Junior Rookie Champion
2017: 3rd Place, Ginetta Junior Championship
After 2 years of Ginetta Junior action where Dan Harper was consistently contesting for race wins, he was chosen by Porsche as their Junior driver for 2018/19 and will contest the Porsche Carrera Cup.