Racing newcomer Will Rochford will run with Total Control Racing for his first season in the Ginetta Junior championship.
14-year-old Rochford only had a few recreational karting events and a single test in the G40 under his belt when he competed for the Ginetta Junior Scholarship at the end of last year.
Despite the lack of experience, he impressed everyone at the event and made it through to the final day of the competition.
Rochford will now start his motorsport career proper with Total Control Racing.
“I wanted to get into motorsport because I’ve always loved cars and driving,” he said. “I love speed and I’m very competitive.
“I’ve chosen the Michelin Ginetta Junior championship as I absolutely loved the Ginetta G40 after driving it in my first test and the scholarship.
“I like how professional the championship is too and it’s a great place for me to start my career. With no racing or karting experience, I’m using my first season to learn all I can. I want to drive smoothly and consistently and my aim is to see improvements with every race.”
Total Control Racing has a huge amount of experience in the Ginetta Junior championship. Last year the team ran six drivers over the course of the season, including Patrik Kibble and Ruben del Sarte, who finished fourth and fifth in the championship standings.
“Everyone at Total Control Racing is delighted that Will has decided to join us this year as he starts his motorsport career with a first season in the Michelin Ginetta Junior championship,” said team principal Lee Brooks.
“While Will has no previous experience in any other form of motorsport, he has shown a real willingness to learn. We are looking forward to working with him and we hope that he can have a great season with us.”
Rochford is the second driver to be confirmed for Total Control Racing’s 2019 campaign. He joins Theo Edgerton at the team this season.
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