Charlie RobertsonRockingham International Sportscar Circuit hosts the resumption of the Ginetta Junior Championship this coming weekend, 22nd/23rd September, where new points leader Charlie Robertson aims to increase his advantage at the top of the driver standings.

With just six races remaining on the 2012 calendar, spread over a short five week period, the season is entering a crucial phase and the youngster from Whyteleafe in Surrey is currently enjoying a great run having won the last three races back-to-back – meaning six victories for the year.

Charlie’s second season of car racing has certainly had its ups and downs – through no fault of his own it should be noted – but he has recovered from each set-back more determined and more focused than ever, resulting in his return to the top of the standings last time out at Knockhill.

Racing to a pair of sensational lights-to-flag wins in rounds 13 and 14 of the championship, and in the process turning an 18 point deficit into a four point advantage over his chief rivals, the 15-year-old Scottish ace was elated to secure a double victory on home soil.

Determined to edge further clear in the ultra-tight battle for the Ginetta Junior crown during rounds 15 and 16 at Rockingham a few days from now, the Investigo and Ria Capital Markets-backed racer is aiming to extend his recent winning streak.

“Rockingham should be great, I really can’t wait to be back in the car and to try and continue where we left off at Knockhill”, said the HHC Motorsport driver, “It was an amazing weekend, winning both races at my home track with so much support from friends and family was fantastic. We’ve had quite a lot of bad luck this year but, even with that, we’re leading the championship again which is great.”

Charlie, who was declared one of the top three Motorsport News ‘Fast 50 – Drivers to Watch 2012’ at the beginning of the year, is quite rightly regarded as one of the UK’s top motor racing prospects and, as such, the MSA Academy driver will arrive at Rockingham determined to cement his status.

“I really want to win both races at the weekend”, he added, “It’ll obviously be tough and it’s really close at the top of the championship between me, Niall [Murray] and Sennan [Fielding]. The most important thing though is two big scores, at this point of the season consistency is everything.”

Following officially timed testing at Rockingham on Friday, 21st September, an additional free practice session will take place at 09.00 on Saturday, 22nd September, ahead of qualifying at 11.00 and round 15 at 14.40. On Sunday, 23rd September, round 16 will commence at 12.10 and will be screened live on ITV4, in High Definition on ITV4 HD and with online streaming at www.itv.com/btcc

2012 Ginetta Junior Championship Driver Standings (after Rd14):
1st Charlie Robertson, 369pts

Photo by Jakob Ebrey Photography.