Seb MorrisSeven weeks since the Ginetta Junior Championship was last in action, Snetterton 300 Circuit in Norfolk hosts the resumption of the 2011 season next weekend, 6th/7th August, and points leader Seb Morris will be aiming to get the second half of the campaign off to a winning start.

Arriving at the newly configured track an extremely comfortable 88 points clear of his closest rival, the 15-year-old from Marford, near Wrexham, has enjoyed a fantastic year to date with seven wins from 10 races and new lap records at Thruxton, Oulton Park and Donington Park.

Everything hasn’t been all plain sailing though for the Hillspeed driver, particularly during the last two rounds at Croft in North Yorkshire where Seb had to battle through from uncharacteristically low grid slots following problems in qualifying.

Even so, he displayed great tenacity and skill in fighting his way through to fourth and fifth place results – including the fastest lap in the second race – to ensure he closed out the first half of the season with another substantial haul of points.

The King’s School, Chester pupil’s performance at Croft proved he’s just as proficient at slicing his way through the field as he is at leading from the front. Undoubtedly though, Seb will be bidding to challenge for a brace of pole positions at Snetterton and to try and increase his tally of wins.

“I definitely want to be back on the top step of the podium”, he said, “We need to regain the flow we had in the first four events of the season and try and start winning races again to keep increasing our championship lead. It’s been good having a big break since Croft, I learnt a lot there and if that turns out to be our worst weekend of the season we won’t have done too badly at all.”

Snetterton’s newly configured ‘300 Circuit’ will bring a fresh challenge for the drivers from the Ginetta Junior Championship and without a full day of testing prior to the race meeting, the first running will come during two short practice sessions on Friday, 5th August.

He added: “The new circuit looks really challenging and because it’s a very long track we won’t have many laps at all in the practice sessions. We really could have done with a full day of testing, but it’s the same for everyone so we’ll do our best to get up to speed quickly. I’ve had a look at some videos on You Tube to get some knowledge, hopefully that will be beneficial.”

Following Friday’s test sessions, another brief 15-minute practice will take place on Saturday, 6th August, ahead of qualifying at 13.55. Rounds 11 and 12 will take place at 10.30 and 17.50 respectively on Sunday, 7th August.

Freeview, digital satellite and cable channel ITV4 will broadcast live from Snetterton on raceday with coverage also screened in High Definition on the ITV4 HD channel. Live streaming, meanwhile, will be carried online at www.itv.com/touringcars.

Provisional 2011 Ginetta Junior Championship Driver Standings (after Rd10):
1st Seb Morris, 318pts

Photo by Jakob Ebrey Photography.