Jacob Hodgkiss joins Fox Motorsport for his second season in the Ginetta Junior Championship.
The 14-year-old will compete in the Winter Series with the team before focusing on his sophomore campaign in the main series.
He joins the already announced Liam McNeilly, who starts his third season in the championship after finishing runner-up in 2021. Scholarship winner Maurice Henry will also compete with Fox Motorsport in the four-race Winter Series at Brands Hatch.
“I’m thrilled to join Fox Motorsport for the Ginetta Junior Winter Series and the full 2022 season,” he said. “It’s been a tough season for me as a rookie in a single-car team, so having some really high-quality team-mates to slipstream with in qualifying and analyse the data with is going to help me develop my skills on and off the track.
“My race pace this year has been ok, but the big target for me is to improve in qualifying. If I can make a step forward there with the team’s help then I can move onto my next aim, which is to be regularly in the top 10.”
Hodgkiss spent 2021 competing with Race Car Consultants. He took 11 points finishes, with a best finish of 14th overall at Silverstone.
Team boss Paul McNeilly reiterated the struggles of competing in a one-car team, and is confident Hodgkiss continue to improve in 2022.
“I’m delighted to welcome Jacob into the Fox Motorsport family,” he said. “He’s made some good progress in his rookie season in Juniors, but was always going to find it tough in a single-car team, just as we did with Liam in 2020.
“Adding Jacob alongside Liam and Maurice is going to help all three of them to continue to develop their skills inside the car and out of it.
“A year ago, we weren’t one of the teams that the promising rookies wanted to come to for their second season in Juniors. The fact that we’re now seen as a ‘destination’ team and speaking to a lot of drivers about our remaining seat is a reflection on the outstanding job everybody’s done during the 2021 season and I’m very proud of that.”
Fox Motorsport is aiming to field a four-car team in 2022, doubling in size from its 2021 outfit.
Drivers interested in racing with the team are encouraged to contact Fox Motorsport.
Image credit: Fox Motorsport/Jakob Ebrey Photography
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