Winter Series front runner Gus Barton will continue with Douglas Motorsport for his first full season in the Ginetta Junior championship.
Barton switched from the Clio Cup Junior championship to Ginetta Junior in 2018, making his debut at Croft with Douglas. The teenager quickly broke into the top 10, and took a best finish of sixth in the final round of the season.
He returned to Brands Hatch for the two-day Winter Series, where he was consistently at the front of the field, and picked up his first Ginetta podium.
Now he aims to build on that experience and continue the success in his first full season in the Ginetta Junior championship.
“After spending my races last season adapting to the rear wheel drive of Ginetta G40, building on my race craft and overall pace, I’m confident that this season I’m capable of achieving some great results in the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship,” said Barton
Barton is Douglas’ first Ginetta Junior to be confirmed for the 2019 season.
Despite fielding a strong line-up in 2017 – including rookie champion Kiern Jewiss and championship contender Dan Harper – Douglas only ran two drivers in 2018, Barton and Lorcan Hanafin, who was also running a partial campaign.
But the team is confident it can get back to winning ways in 2019.
“We are really happy to have Gus with us for his first full season in the Michelin Ginetta Junior championship,” said team boss Wayne Douglas.
“After getting his first pole positions and leading all four races in the Winter Series, we’re confident he can be running at the front from round one.”
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