Seb MorrisGinetta Junior Championship pace-setter Seb Morris has his sights set on continued success at Rockingham in Northamptonshire this coming weekend, 17th/18th September, where two more race victories will push him yet closer to the 2011 title.

His record of 10 wins from the first 14 races, a total of 11 podiums for the year so far, evidently tells its own story but the 15-year-old is by no means complacent and knows he will have to fight as hard as possible during rounds 15 and 16 to maintain his healthy lead at the top of the points table.

Thus far this year, only Seb’s second season of car racing action, the Marford-based driver has been nothing short of sensational with a remarkable run of results keeping him at the forefront of the championship battle.

Even when things haven’t quite gone to plan for the young Welshman, as was the case at Croft in mid-June and during the second race at Knockhill in Scotland just over a week ago, he’s still managed to salvage top results.

“I know I’ve still got the pace on the others”, said the Liberty Properties and Legat Owen-supported racer, “I made a mistake in race two at Knockhill and that’s why I finished sixth, it wasn’t down to anyone being quicker than we were. As always, we’ll work hard at Rockingham to get the flow and push as hard as we can for pole positions, podiums and wins.”

Seb will arrive at Rockingham’s 1.94-mile International Super Sports Car Circuit later this week 99 points clear at the head of the driver standings but when the championship’s ‘drop score’ ruling is taken into consideration his lead is reduced to 78 points. Having continually attained large scores this season, The King’s School, Chester pupil’s superb consistency does effectively work against him.

With every race that passes, so the Hillspeed driver gets nearer to placing one hand on the coveted trophy. That said, with 35 points up for grabs for a victory, along with bonus points for pole position and fastest lap in each race, the championship is far from over just yet.

He added: “I’m just going to take it weekend after weekend, race after race, lap after lap – I’m not looking at the championship as a whole yet. I’m focused on doing the best I can every race and I’m hoping Rockingham will go well. It’s a good circuit, especially with the huge stands as there’s always a good turn-out. If you get it right it’s a very rewarding track, I’m confident we’ll be quick there.”

After officially timed testing on Friday, 16th September, an additional 15-minute free practice will take place on Saturday, 17th September, with qualifying following at 12.00 and the first race of the weekend, round 15, scheduled to start at 15.40.

On Sunday, 18th September, round 16 of the Ginetta Junior Championship will get underway at 12.10 and will be screened live on Freeview, digital satellite and cable channel ITV4, in High Definition on ITV4 HD and online at www.itv.com/touringcars

Provisional 2011 Ginetta Junior Championship Driver Standings (after Rd14):
1st Seb Morris, 437pts

Photo by Jakob Ebrey Photography.