The Junior Touring Car championship represents the first run on the ladder for drivers wanting to build a racing career in saloon car racing. The series is open to drivers between the age of 14 and 17 and offers close, safe and exciting racing with tightly controlled equal cars to ensure driving talent generates results.
The front wheel drive format makes it the ideal proving ground from which to move to other leading UK race series’ like Clio Cup and the British Touring Car Championship.
Many drivers from this series have gone onto be extremely successful drivers in the top British racing calendars.
Westbourne Motorsport have an enviable record in this series having won the championship in both 2008 and 2010. Westbourne drivers have gone on to achieve many podiums and race wins in Clio Cup and these include James Colburn, Ant Whorton-Eales and Josh Cook.
The cars are based on the Citroen Saxo 1.6 VTR featuring a 100hp fuel injected engine, special adjustable dampers and Yokohama tyres. Modifications are limited to ensure the cars are even, but safety is paramount so many of the modifications are safety base.
Although many drivers enter the series after a successful Karting career, this is not essential and many successful drivers have chosen this series as their first adventure into motorsport. All competitors that take part in the series have first to gain their junior racing license. To do this, drivers have to pass an ARDS test at a recognised venue. The test consists of both a practical and a theory test to determine drivers are safe to drive on track.
Getting started in motorsport is our team’s speciality. Initially, we offer a days induction at the Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground where aspiring young drivers can learn and experience what it takes to drive a race car in a safe environment. Our team coach Ed Pead has a wealth of experience teaching young drivers of all experience levels.
Westbourne Motorsport pride themselves on the ability to build future champions.