An announcement has been made today by Ginetta that Sebastian Priaulx is one of three drivers to have been excluded from the results of the Simpson Race Products Ginetta Junior Championship meeting at Thruxton earlier this month (6/7 May) over an apparent technical infringement.
Priaulx enjoyed a sensational weekend at Thruxton, with a dominant performance in qualifying earning him a pair of pole positions, which he converted into a fifth place finish in the opening race and then what was a second win of the season so far in race two.
Sebastian Priaulx: “I personally have no bearing on the preparation of the car, and this technical issue is therefore solely a matter between my team JHR Developments, Ginetta and the governing body, the Motor Sports Association (MSA). The team will be appealing the decision.
“Following the post-race scrutineering at Thruxton, I was handed a new engine by Ginetta to use for this weekend at Oulton Park and we were fastest in free practice and qualifying yesterday, which I feel shows the true pace we have this season.
“Whilst the appeal is being resolved between the team and the MSA, I believe the championship battle remains wide open and will continue to try my hardest to secure the best results possible for my fantastic team of sponsors and supporters.”
Neither Sebastian or his family will be commenting further on this matter until the appeal has been heard.