Fox Motorsport will run a two-car line-up for the 2021 Ginetta Junior Championship as scholarship winner Maurice Henry joins the team for his car racing debut.
Henry joins Liam McNeilly at the squad after McNeilly’s successful debut in 2020.
The 15-year-old Birmingham based driver makes the step up to circuit car racing from his background in karting and rally.
Henry’s junior rally career was quickly curtailed by the COVID-19 pandemic. He took the crown in at Donington Park based winter series and won the opening round of the Formula 1000 Junior Rally Championship before the rest of the season was cancelled.
He now aims to climb up the GT ladder, and hopes Fox Motorsport’s connections in the area will assist.
“I’m thrilled to join Fox Motorsport in Ginetta Juniors,” Henry said. “I chose Fox because I’ve had a good relationship with both Paul and Liam McNeilly since we raced against each other in karting. I know that if I fit in well with the team, I’ll find it easier to extract the maximum performance from myself.
“My ambition is to be a factory GT driver, so driving for a team like Fox, who have been successful at every level of motorsport they’ve contested – right up to international GTs – is ideal, as is being a part of the Ginetta ladder that has given opportunities to so many talented racing drivers.
“The best way to start is to win the rookie title in Ginetta Juniors this year, and that’s 100 per cent my aim.”
Team boss Paul McNeilly added: “I’m really pleased to welcome Maurice to Fox Motorsport as we expand our Ginetta Junior programme to two cars.
“Maurice and Liam got on well in karting so they should be good team-mates for each other; Maurice benefitting from Liam’s greater experience in these cars and both drivers being able to use each other to gauge their own performance and move forwards.
“Maurice did brilliantly to win the Ginetta Junior Scholarship and we were impressed with what we saw from him in our car – which was one of the cars used by Ginetta for the event. His aim is to be the rooie champion and we’ll do everything we can to help him achieve this.”
Image credit: Fox Motorsport/Jakob Ebrey Photography
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