Douglas Motorsport Signs Tom Canning for Ginetta Junior Championship

Douglas Motorsport today announced that karting star Tom Canning will graduate to car racing with the team, having signed to contest the 2017 Ginetta Junior Championship
In 2016 Tom finished as runner up in the Rotax Euromax Winter Cup, in Valencia, Spain, 3rd in the BNL European Junior Max Championship and also achieved 3rd in the British Super One Mini Max Championship.
Tom had his first experience of driving a kart at 6 and started racing at the age of 8.  Having won both the Clay Pigeon Championship and South West Championship, he then graduated to the super competitive  British Super One Championship. Against some of the best drivers in karting, he finished 7th in his first year and won the British title in 2014. Tom then secured 3rd in Europe at his debut in the Winter Cup 2015 in Campillos, Spain.

With nine wins and 21 podiums in Ginetta Junior in 2016, Douglas Motorsport are something of a specialist in the class and are confident of challenging for the title in 2017.

Tom Canning, Driver :
‘Karting will always be an important part of my motorsport career, wherever I may go. However you have to move on to make progression to achieve your dream. This is the perfect time for me to move on and prove myself at the next stage of my development. I believe that Douglas Motorsport and I can achieve great things together and I am honoured to be working with them for the 2017 season.”

Wayne Douglas, Team Principal, Douglas Motorsport:  “I’m delighted to have Tom, one of Britain’s top Kart drivers move into the Ginetta Junior class with Douglas Motorsport. We are excited about next season and hope Tom will enjoy great success in his Rookie year in cars.’

Run by McLaren Autosport BRDC finalist and former Formula Vauxhall Champion Wayne Douglas, Douglas Motorsport has over 20 years experience of helping top karting drivers step up into car racing championships through their highly respected driver training programme- many going on to win in premier race series such as Formula Renault, GP3, and Formula 3.

Image from Viewpoint Photography- Wayne Douglas and Douglas Motorsport’s new Ginetta Junior signing Tom Canning, at Snetterton.

Stuart Middleton (GBR) Douglas Motorsport