Brentwood teen racer excels at Silverstone and Brands Hatch – now sponsor him

Ethan in the driving seat

Ethan in the driving seat - Credit: Archant

A 16-year-old is in need of sponsorship to continue his racing dream as another competition draws to a close.

Ethan on the podium

Ethan on the podium - Credit: Archant

Ethan Brooks, who attends Brentwood School Sixth Form, enjoyed "outstanding" success in the final two rounds of the the Ginetta Junior Championship at Silverstone recently.

Proud mum Mrs Michele Brooks appealed for sponsors to help Ethan fulfil his racing dreams.

She said: "Having shown the potential spotted in him last year when he won the highly coveted Ginetta Junior Scholarship, Ethan would love to compete in a second season and compete for the overall title.

"However, this is budget dependent and currently Ethan is well short of the budget required to compete in the championship.

"The championship is broadcast live to over 20 million people annually on ITV4 and watched by around 55,000 people trackside each weekend and so is a great opportunity to expose your business to a huge audience."

The Ginetta Junior Scholarship winner put in a stunning lap in qualifying at Silverstone to start 2nd on the grid, just 0.012 seconds behind pole position.

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After having to retire despite leading the first race, he and his team rallied in the second and he came away with his first rookie podium in the series, a fantastic result after the heartbreak of Saturday.

Race three was looking promising but while fighting in a five-car battle for the lead, Ethan was pushed off at the end of the back straight and sustained race ending damage.

He carried the "momentum" into Brands Hatch where he again qualified second.

After finishing 4th and top rookie in a slippery race one, Ethan's charge in the second really showed his true potential. Despite several safety cars, a soaking track and fading light, he charged through from 5th on the grid, pulling off some sensational moves, to pass three cars in one lap and challenge for the lead. In the end he finished third before going into the following day where the race was on ITV4. Again he secured a respectable third, only after a red flag halted an epic four-car battle, which saw Ethan lead the race at one point.

If you or your company would be interested in helping Ethan out please contact Michele Brooks on and be sure to let us know at