18 Sep 2010
Morris Makes History
"Seb doing an incredible job to take his first podium, We’re fairly certain he’s not only the youngest ever podium finisher in Ginetta Junior but also the youngest to climb the podium in any of the categories on the British Touring Car Championship support package. It’s a fantastic achievement and we’re all absolutely delighted for him.” said team principal Richard Ollerenshaw.
Hillspeed started the weekend perfectly on Saturday with an outstanding performance in qualifying, Ingram and Morris spectacularly locking out the front row of the grid for both races to mark a first for the Hathersage-based outfit in its maiden season in Ginetta Junior.
Rookie 14-year-old Seb Morris, impressing with a landmark performance to secure a spot on the front-row of the grid for the first time and then doubling up for race two.
Round 18 Morris on the podium for the first time with a supreme effort to take third place.
Ingram led away well from pole position and Morris went with him but on lap two the latter slipped to third behind Hill who went through at Redgate. Hill then grabbed the lead at the same corner on lap four but Ingram was having none of it and ran tight to his rival’s tail.
Looking for a way back past, the championship leader than went wide slightly at Redgate on lap six and dropped to fourth although he took third back from Adam Bonham at Coppice and then passed Morris for second at McLeans on lap eight.
The race came under Safety Car conditions at the end for a single lap but at the re-start the order remained unchanged with Ingram finishing in second place and Marford-based Morris earning his first career car racing podium with a sensational effort in third.
“Seb has been exceptional all weekend, his progress has been incredible this year and we knew he had it in him to spring a surprise and actually take a podium. It’s great to have two drivers up there!!
The all-important final two rounds of the 2010 Ginetta Junior Championship will take place three weeks from now, 9th/10th October, at Brands Hatch Indy Circuit in Kent.
Copyright:Jakob Ebrey Photography - Seb Morris - 1st Podium Donnington 19th September 2010 (Age 14)