2021 Ginetta Junior Scholar Maurice Henry will continue with Fox Motorsport for his second year in the Ginetta Junior Championship in 2022.
Henry made his car racing debut with the team early this year after becoming joint Scholarship winner with Robert de Haan. After a slow start to the year, Henry showed good progress throughout the season, with a best finish of P10 at Knockhill.
He continued with Fox Motorsport for the Winter Series at Brands Hatch, where he continued his progress and challenged for podium finishes.
Now Henry hopes to replicate what team-mate Liam McNeilly achieved in his second season in the championship this year.
“I’m so pleased to confirm a second year in Ginetta Juniors with Fox Motorsport,” he said. “My rookie season was a big challenge but, together, we made progress through the year and this was probably clearest in the Winter Series where I qualified on the second row on both days, scored my best-ever finish and fought for the podium.
“I’m in a pretty similar place now that my team-mate Liam was at the end of Year One , and he was a title contender this season. That’s where I want to be; making a big step, improving the pace and the consistency and fighting much closer to the front.
“It’s taken a lot of work to piece the budget together, but I certainly have to thank our partners for making such a commitment to my career by providing assurances for 2022 as soon as I completed this season.”
Despite being a car racing rookie, Henry came into 2021 with a wealth of experience. He took multiple karting championships and in 2017 was crowned the Northern Karting Federation Vice Champion.
In 2019, Henry made the switch to cars and competed in the F1000 Junior Rally Championship, where he took a victory the following year.
Henry’s switch to Ginettas with Fox Motorsport came at a time of great progress for the team in the series, and team boss Paul McNeilly hopes to continue that progress into 2022.
“We’re delighted to have Maurice back on-board for a second season of Ginetta Juniors in 2022,” he said. “He’s a driver with a huge amount of potential and will certainly benefit from spending another year in the same environment and with team-mates he’s used to working with. The experience he gained in 2021 will make him a more effective contributor on the technical side.
“His results in the main series more or less mirrored what Liam McNeilly – our current series runner-up – achieved as a rookie the previous year so we’ll be targeting a similar step-up for 2022 for Maurice with the aim of being contenders for the Teams’ title. He’s already shown with his qualifying and race performances in the Winter Series that he’s well on the way to being a driver a lot of people are watching out for next year.”
Henry is the third driver to be confirmed for Fox Motorsport’s 2022 campaign. He joins 2021 team-mate Liam McNeilly and Jacob Hodgkiss, who joined the team ahead of the Winter Series.
Fox Motorsport is aiming for a four-car team for the 2022 season.
Image credit: Fox Motorsport/Jakob Ebrey Photography
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