Better racing and enjoyable weekends attracted Junior Saloon Car race winner Tom Ward to the Ginetta Junior Championship.
Ward made his Ginetta Junior debut at Croft, where he enjoyed a strong qualifying session but was forced to retire from the only race of the weekend.
The Elite Motorsport driver told Ginetta Junior Update he will race at three rounds as a guest driver this season in preparation for a full campaign in 2020.
“The whole set up [of the championship] attracted me,” he said. “The racing is a lot better [than Junior Saloons]. The fan base is a lot better. The weekend is a more enjoyable. I just think it’s a better qualify of racing.
“I’m doing three guest rounds this year, and then the whole season next year as a rookie.”
Ward made the move from karts to cars last season. In his maiden year in the Junior Saloon Car Championship – where he competed against fellow future Ginetta racers Frankie Taylor, Ben Kasperczak, and Molly Dodd – he took four podium finishes and finished ninth in the championship standings.
The 15-year-old continued in the series for a second year. He picked up his first win in the championship at Snetterton in May before leaving the series.
“It’s a very big jump,” he said. “Obviously the saloon car is basically a modified road car, whereas this is a purpose built race car. It’s a lot more difficult.”
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