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Will Palmer joins HHC Motorsport for 2012 Ginetta Junior campaign

Monday, February 20 2012

Will Palmer, son of Jonathan and brother to GP2 driver Jolyon, is to contest his first full season of motorsport in the 2012 Ginetta Junior Championship, having signed with HHC Motorsport.

The 15-year-old from Southwater in West Sussex took part in his first race in the junior sports car series last August and went on to compete in another three events during the autumn.  He will now embark on a maiden full campaign when the season gets underway at Kent's Brands Hatch circuit on April 1.

The Ginetta Junior Championship is the UK's top junior series for drivers aged between 14 and 17. It forms part of the support package to the popular British Touring Car Championship, which enjoys large crowds and live television coverage on ITV4.

Cranleigh schoolboy Will Palmer has already impressed the team during pre-season testing and is very much looking forward to the start of the season.

Palmer said: "I'm really excited to be doing my first full season of Ginetta Juniors with HHC Motorsport, having raced in several meetings last year where I learnt a lot, and now I am looking to build on that experience this season, with a target of fighting for the top six positions in the championship."

Charlie Kemp, Team Principal at HHC Motorsport, added: "We're delighted to have Will onboard. He's done three days of testing with us at Brands Hatch, Snetterton and Donington Park and we've watched him really come on as a driver, and we're confident he'll be challenging for podiums this season."

Father Jonathan Palmer is looking forward to seeing Will progress this season: "Ginetta Juniors is an excellent series; the cars look good, are safe, fast enough and reliable.  It's also very competitive, so Will was inevitably towards the back of the field last year.  However he is very determined and has already proved quicker than me in his race car!  HHC are a very nice, motivated team and I think top six results are realistic this season."

The opening rounds of the 2012 Ginetta Junior Championship take place at the famous Brands Hatch Indy circuit on March 31/April 1. For more information or to book tickets visit www.brandshatch.co.uk