February 9th

Donington-supported TOM WOOD SWITCHES TO HHC MOTORSPORT FOR Ginetta JUNIOR TITLE BID

Castle Donington racer Tom Wood has confirmed that he will race a second season in the Ginetta Junior Championship in 2017, and has secured a dream drive with multiple champions HHC Motorsport.

The 15-year-old Donington Park-supported star excelled in his first season in car racing in 2016, securing 10 podiums in the Ginetta Junior Rookie Class as well as two overall podiums, including a second place finish at Rockingham. Prior to 2016, Tom was a multiple karting champion and a frequent race winner, and the winner of the F1-supported Formula Kart Stars Junior category in 2015.

He now joins a HHC Motorsport team which boasts an incredibly strong pedigree in British motorsport. HHC drivers have won the Ginetta Junior Championship four times in the past five years as well as enjoying further title successes in single seater racing, and multiple wins in sports cars.

Tom Wood, driver; “I’m delighted to be joining the HHC Motorsport Ginetta Junior team this season. As they are the 2016 championship winners, I know I now have a great opportunity to be successful this year. I'm very excited looking ahead to the season opener at Brands Hatch!”

Charlie Kemp, HHC Team Owner; “It’s great to have Tom joining the team in his second year as part of the championship, he had some strong results last year and we aim to build on this with consistent podiums in 2017. As always, every year the Ginetta Junior Championship gets tougher and tougher as quality of teams and drivers gets ever better. But with the effort Tom and the team will put in we hope to be vying for the title come the last round at Brands.”

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.

Notable graduates from the HHC team include 2016 McLaren Autosport BRDC Award winner Lando Norris and 2015 Award Winner Will Palmer, both of whom started out with HHC. For more information about Tom Wood, visit his new website www.tomwoodracing.co.uk

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