Seb MorrisWith eight races remaining in the 2011 Ginetta Junior Championship there is still a very long way to go before the destiny of the title is decided, but current points leader Seb Morris is aiming to edge that bit closer to the crown when the action resumes at Knockhill next weekend, 3rd/4th September.

Ahead of rounds 13 and 14 of the campaign, the Marford driver has a remarkable nine wins to his credit – 10 podiums in total from the first 12 races – and is a massive 114 points clear at the top of the championship standings.

Whether leading from the front or battling tooth and nail in the cut and thrust that typifies Ginetta Junior racing, the 15-year-old Hillspeed star has proven to be a class act and he’s certainly set the standard throughout the year with a series of tremendous performances.

In addition to his race success, the Liberty Properties and Legat Owen-backed youngster has notched up half a dozen pole positions and a tally of six fastest race laps – including lap records at Donington Park, Thruxton and his home venue, Oulton Park Island Circuit.

Knockhill is a unique challenge and at just 1.3 miles in length is one of the shortest tracks on the calendar. As always Seb will be aiming to challenge for pole position and to win both races but he’s realistic enough to know, as the second half of the season gathers momentum, consistent finishes are the key requirement to sealing the championship title.

“I’ve worked really hard so far to stretch out as much of a points lead as possible to try and reduce the pressure in the championship”, said The King’s School, Chester pupil, “We’ve got a good lead so that’s boosted me to try and go for more wins without worrying too much. If we can take a couple of good finishes at Knockhill it’ll be great, but my real aim is to go there and fight for wins.

“Knockhill is the most unique track on the calendar, I like it as it brings out a lot of skill unlike some other tracks where you can maybe run wide a lot and not get into too much trouble. It’s a technical circuit and completely different to anywhere else I’ve raced. We were quite quick there last year so hopefully this time around we’ll have a successful weekend.”

Following official testing at Knockhill on Friday, 2nd September, an additional practice will take place on Saturday, 3rd September, with qualifying scheduled for 14.35 and the first race of the weekend set to begin at 17.35.

On Sunday, 4th September, the second Ginetta Junior encounter is expected to start at 12.25 and will be screened live across the UK on Freeview, cable and digital satellite channel ITV4 and also on ITV4 HD. Live online streaming will also be carried at www.itv.com/touringcars

Provisional 2011 Ginetta Junior Championship Driver Standings (after Rd12):
1st Seb Morris, 384pts

Photo by Jakob Ebrey Photography.