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Fiesta Junior champions enjoy BTCC test

The two most recent Fiesta Junior Championship winners got to test BTCC machinery with Motorbase.
Ford Fiesta Junior champions Charlie Ladell and James 'JJ' Ross have both had the chance to live out their dreams behind the wheel of the Addison Lee Motorbase Ford Focus touring car.

Thanks to team boss David Bartrum, both 17-year old 2012 champion Ladell and this year's winner Ross, 16, were invited to join the Motorbase Performance squad at Snetterton for a test in the Mountune-powered race winning S2000 Focus ST as a reward for their respective performances in the Dunlop sponsored Ford Fiesta Junior Championship.

Following an initial seat fitting, a test run in the morning allowed the youngsters time to adjust to the car, before both Ladell and Ross got the chance to showcase their skills in front of Bartrum and Dunlop Motorsport's Michael Butler during a ten-lap race simulation in the afternoon.

"Both lads did a great job in the Focus and handled themselves very well," Bartrum said afterwards, "It's great to be in a position to be able help give young talented drivers like Charlie and James their first taste of driving a touring car and to be part of such a great initiative alongside Dunlop.

"Motorbase has been a long standing supporter of nurturing young British motorsport talent and, as a front-running team competing in this country, I believe that it's our duty to help bring on the next generation of racers in whichever way we can."

The Motorbase-arranged test was run in tandem alongside the Dunlop-initiated Airwaves Racing NGTC prize-drive test that saw Formula Ford champion Dan Cammish and runner-up Harrison Scott join Clio Cup champion Josh Files in the Motorbase-built NGTC car.



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Fiesta Junior champions Charlie Ladell and James Ross both had the chance to test Motorbase`s BTCC Ford Focus at Snetterton [pic credit: PSP Images]
Fiesta Junior champions Charlie Ladell and James Ross both had the chance to test Motorbase`s BTCC Ford Focus at Snetterton [pic credit: PSP Images]
2012 Fiesta Junior champion Charlie Ladell had the chance to test Motorbase`s BTCC Ford Focus at Snetterton [pic credit: PSP Images]
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