Ginetta Junior scholarship winner Ethan Brooks will race with Total Control Racing as he makes his car racing debut this season.
Brooks beat 66 other young drivers in the Ginetta Junior scholarship event in October last year, earning a fully funded season in the 2019 championship.
He had previously been rumoured to be joining former Formula 1 driver Martin Donnelly’s new Ginetta Junior team, Apollo Motorsport, but has now confirmed he will run with TCR for his maiden season.
“I am really looking forward to the championship this year, as it will be the biggest challenge that I have faced and a steep learning curve,” said Brooks.
“The Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship is such a good series and I’m really looking forward to the close racing.
“I believe that TCR is the best team for me to be in due to their considerable experience and previous success in the championship. Everyone at TCR makes it such a welcoming and special place to be and I feel at home there.
“I am looking forward to sharing success with this team. My main hopes for the year will be to learn and enjoy this experience as much as possible. I believe that I can achieve a rookie podium and be a regular front runner by the end of the season.”
Brooks makes the step up from a successful karting career, winning back-to-back British Schools Karting Championship titles and finishing third in the British Sodi Endurance Championship in 2018.
He’s the second driver to be confirmed for TCR’s 2019 campaign, joining Theo Edgerton at the GT4 SuperCup and GT5 Challenge championship winning team.
“We are really pleased that Ethan Brooks has decided to join us here at TCR for his first season in the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship,” said team manager Lee Brookes.
“We are looking forward to working with him and achieving some great results together. He’s certainly going to be one to watch!”