Seb Priaulx has today confirmed his intentions to return to the Simpson Race Products Ginetta Junior Championship grid with brand new title sponsor, 1ST CENTRAL.
With an incredible debut season of racing under his belt which saw him claim both the Winter Series title as well as the Rookie Cup vice-championship, the 16 year old from Guernsey hopes to continue his winning ways as he makes a triumphant return to the JHR Developments.
Seb Priaulx, Driver; “Having 1ST CENTRAL support me as I head into 2017 and beyond is an amazing boost for my career. I know from my father how finding such sponsorship at a crucial time is important. We can now work on laying down a foundation for my career and being able to plan long term is amazing."
Andy Priaulx; “I am a very proud racing father, so for Seb to have attracted such a high profile long term sponsor so early in his career is pretty amazing. We are all excited about his future and are already looking to him moving into Formula 4 and then heading to a career that hopefully will take him right to the top.”
Ashley Gallagher, Ginetta Championships Manager; “We are delighted to have Seb back on the grid for 2017. Seb finished second in the Ginetta Junior Rookie Championship and won the Ginetta Junior Winter Series in 2016, and Ginetta has already announced a number of quick drivers will return to the grid this year, therefore I am certain that it will be another exciting year of Ginetta Junior racing.”
Andy James, UK CEO of 1ST CENTRAL; “We are excited to have the opportunity to sponsor Sebastian as he progresses in his racing career. 1ST CENTRAL is a relatively young, but rapidly growing company, so it made perfect sense to lend our support now. Sebastian is undoubtedly driven to develop his skills, and as a company we are simply driven to deliver great car insurance cover and service to our customers. We are very much looking forward to getting behind Sebastian and watching his career unfold."
The Ginetta Junior Championship is the UK's longest running and most prestigious junior series. Offering the first step on the motorsport ladder for 14-17 year old racing drivers, it gives aspiring teenage drivers the experience of a lifetime, kick-starting their journey towards racing stardom to a massive trackside audience and millions of fans at home.
Using the multi-disciplined Ginetta G40, the championship is a proven tool in the development of drivers moving on to a variety of different Motorsport disciplines.