Junior Formulae

Priaulx switches to HHC Motorsport for remainder of 2017

Ginetta Junior championship leader Sebastian Priaulx will switch to HHC Motorsport for the remainder of the season.

Priaulx has been competing with JHR Developments since the start of 2016, but has been forced to switch teams after Ginetta suspended the Derbyshire based squad.

JHR is currently being investigated for suspected foul play. Priaulx and two team-mates were excluded from the Thruxton meeting earlier this year, but had their points reinstated after an appealing to the MSA National Court.

Ginetta has made it clear it is not investigating any of JHR’s drivers, leaving Priaulx and his team-mates free to find alternative seats for the remaining three rounds of the championship.

“Naturally we are disappointed to have to split from JHR Developments, with whom I’ve had some great successes over the past 18 months or so, especially at such a pivotal time of the season with only three meeting remaining,” Priaulx said.

“This is a matter between JHR Developments and Ginetta however, and we have to respect the decision that has been made.

“I would like to thank both Ginetta and JHR for all they have done to help me stay on the grid for the rest of the season, and to all my sponsors for their understanding in this situation.”

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Priaulx has taken seven Ginetta Junior wins with JHR, six in 2017, and currently leads the championship by three points to team-mate Tom Gamble.

He’s now hoping to continue the success with HHC, who runs championship rival Tom Wood.

“HHC Motorsport are a highly successful and respected team in the Ginetta Junior paddock,” he said.

“I’m looking forward to working with them and I’m confident we can enjoy a successful end to the season together.”

Priaulx’s team-mates are also securing seats for the remainder of the season.

Gamble is set to switch to Elite Motorsport for the remainder of the season. Rookie Adam Smalley will join Priaulx at HHC whilst Matt Luff and Finley Green are still to confirm their plans.

Feature image credit: Caroline Rhea

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