George Gamble leaves Ginetta JuniorsPosted: April 18, 2012
The decision came following the race one accident at Donington that ended his and many other driver’s races, Gamble electing to step down form the series and pursure other opportunities in motorsport for the time being after disagreeing with the judical decisions that were made of the weekend’s incidents.
“I got taken out of Saturday’s race through no fault of my own and, as a result, we had a four car pile-up. Two cars in our team alone were written off and nothing was really done about it, I feel like it’s just been swept under the carpet so I’ve decided to look at other options.
Gamble was undoubtably one of the serious contenders for championship success this year after a strong 2011 season and winning last year’s Winter Series Championship, and started the year with two podium finishes at Brands Hatch.
However, at the third round last weekend he found himself tipped into a spin during a battle with Niall Murray at Coppice corner, where he was then collected heavily by numerous following cars that saw the race red-flagged and Murray claim the win, Gamble electing not to use the one spare car availble during the season to avoid losing the penalty points it comes with.
“If I’d have gone out in a spare car for Sunday’s race I’d have lost 20 points straight away as a penalty, so it was pointless me going out. With two non-scores from the weekend, I wouldn’t be allowed any other mistake or DNF for the rest of the season.
“I’m not happy with how it’s all been handled, that’s the main reason we’ve taken this decision.”