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Watson returns to Douglas Motorsport for title challenge - 22 Jan 2014

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Douglas Motorsport is delighted to welcome the return of Andrew Watson for the 2014 Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup.
 
Graduating as a race winner from the Ginetta Junior Championship in 2012, Tyrone native Watson showed his impressive pace right from the beginning of the 2013 season, with a front row start at round one in Brands Hatch. He made his podium debut at just round seven in Thruxton, with two further podium finishes coming at Knockhill and at the season finale at Brands Hatch. Watson ended the... Read more...

Junior Champion Woodhead joins Douglas Motorsport - 09 Jan 2014

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Ginetta GT Supercup front runner Douglas Motorsport is delighted to announce 2013 Ginetta Junior Champion Harry Woodhead as its first signing for the 2014 Ginetta GT Supercup.

Staffordshire-based 16-year old Woodhead, who dominated the first half of the 2013 Junior season, had his unbeaten winning streak brought to an end at Snetterton by the clever wet set-up on the Douglas Motorsport-prepared G40 of Keith Donegan, which immediately captured his interest for 2014.

Having enjoyed a highly succe... Read more...

Douglas Motorsport signs another Karting World Champion - 04 Dec 2013

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Douglas Motorsport have become the choice of champions recently as they announce the first of their 2014 BRDC Formula 4 Championship drivers.
 
2012 Rotax Max Karting World Champion Charlie Eastwood is set to make his car-racing debut with Douglas Motorsport in 2014. The Belfast based driver is no stranger to this team as Team Principal Wayne Douglas raced with Charlie’s family in the early years of his own racing career. Now effectively turning full circle, Charlie joins Douglas for the most im... Read more...

Graham wins BRDC F4 Championship for Douglas Motorsport - 25 Nov 2013

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Coming into the final weekend of the BRDC Formula 4 Winter Series, Matthew Graham arrived at Brands Hatch commanding a steady lead in the championship and keen to return to the top step of the podium on route to wrapping up the 2013 title.

A strong qualifying session on Saturday morning allowed Graham to line up on the front row of the grid for the opening race of the weekend. Consistency was going to be key to maintaining the Series lead over night and a second and fourth place finish in Saturday’... Read more...

Graham wins for Douglas Motorsport - 12 Nov 2013

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Matty Graham enjoyed a dream start to the 2013 BRDC Formula 4 Winter Championship at Snetterton last weekend with two wins from four races and an early championship lead.

Having recently announced his move to the Corby based team run by former Formula Vauxhall Champion Wayne Douglas, Graham had his sights firmly set on adding to his tally of race wins this season and challenging for the Winter Championship crown. A pole position start for races one and two of the weekend on Saturday was the perfect s... Read more...

Graham switches to Douglas Motorsport for F4 Winter Series - 31 Oct 2013

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Formula 4 race winner Matty Graham is the latest driver to announce his participation in the 2013 Formula 4 Winter Championship. Joining Douglas Motorsport, the Durham driver is targeting race wins and the championship title to end his 2013 campaign on a high.
 
The 2011 FIA Under 18 Karting World Champion has had a strong debut season in single seaters, taking two race wins at Brands Hatch and Silverstone. That added with several top three visits to the podium throughout the season rewarded him with ... Read more...

Donegan seals double victory for Douglas Motorsport - 01 Oct 2013

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Ireland’s Keith Donegan took victory in rounds 17 and 18 of the 2013 Ginetta Junior Championship at a sunny Silverstone National Circuit. Keith's brace of victories brings his season total to four as he approaches the final rounds of the championship.

The 16 year old from Navan, Co.Meath qualified his Douglas Motorsport run Ginetta G40 in third position for race one of the weekend, just 0.162 of a second off pole position. Keith got a solid start and held his third position until a gap opened... Read more...

Douglas Motorsport hoping to win again with home advantage - 01 Oct 2013

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Rockingham based Douglas Motorsport have been enjoying a highly successful return to Ginetta’s brace of British Touring Car Support package based championships since the summer break. The Corby team run by former McLaren Autosport BRDC award nominee Wayne Douglas is no stranger to success since their debut in the Ginetta ranks in 2012, narrowly missing out on the title with Niall Murray.  

Keith Donegan was the man to break the winning streak set by Harry Woodhead r... Read more...

Donegan wins for Douglas Motorsport - 06 Aug 2013

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Reigning Ginetta Junior Team Champions Douglas Motorsport have endured a mixed season so far in the 2013 Ginetta Junior Championship with their single Junior entry Keith Donegan. Almost becoming the main bridesmaid in the series with a run of four second place finishes, a debut victory had eluded the Irishman so far this season despite rarely being too far away from the action.
 
The championship resumed at Snetterton after the annual TOCA six week summer break. Now eager to get back on track, Donegan... Read more...

Douglas Motorsport signs Polish female star Malgosia Rdest for Formula 4 - 14 Mar 2013

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Douglas Motorsport have signed the first female competitor for the all new 2013 BRDC Formula 4 championship - BMW Talent Cup star Malgosia Rdest.

Having started her career in the Polish Amateur Karting League, Malgosia marked herself out as being a future star with regular success right from the start. With a number of victories in the KF2 category in Poland and Italy during 2010 and 2011, Malgosia qualified for the Formula BMW Talent Cup for the 2012 season. Having enjoyed the step up to true single... Read more...

Donegan joins Douglas Motorsport for Ginetta Junior - 07 Mar 2013

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Reigning Ginetta Junior Team Champions Douglas Motorsport will be aiming to retain their title in 2013 having signed Irish star Keith Donegan just weeks ahead of the season opener at Brands Hatch Indy Circuit.

The Navan native had a mixed rookie season in the Ginetta Junior Championship in 2012 having graduated from a number of successful seasons Karting across Europe. Keith's highlight of the season came in race one at Rockingham where he made his debut visit to the Ginetta Junior podium achieving a seas... Read more...

Fielding steps up to F4 with Douglas Motorsport - 21 Feb 2013

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Reigning Ginetta Junior Team Champions Douglas Motorsport are delighted to announce that 2012 Ginetta Junior Vice-Champion Sennan Fielding will join them for the inaugural running of the BRDC Formula 4 Championship.

Sennan Fielding graduated from Karting into Ginetta Junior in 2011 as his prize for becoming the debut winner of the Ginetta Scholarship. Quickly Fielding made his mark in the series as one to watch and returned in 2012 as one of the championship favourites. As the season unfolded, Sennan ... Read more...

Junior Team Champions step up to Ginetta GT Supercup - 20 Feb 2013

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2012 Ginetta Junior Team Champions Douglas Motorsport, have today announced that they will step up to the Ginetta GT Supercup for the 2013 season. Having proven to be one of the best teams in the Junior paddock in 2012, Team Principal Wayne Douglas is confident they can continue this form.
 
First to sign up with Douglas Motorsport and continue his successful partnership from 2012 will be Ginetta Junior front runner Andrew Watson. The young Northern Irish driver graduated from the Ginetta Junior Irela... Read more...

Impressive Formula 4 breaks cover at Autosport - 28 Jan 2013

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Douglas Motorsport Team Principal Wayne Douglas attended one of the most highly anticipated racecar launches of 2013 at Autosport International. MSV Boss Jonathan Palmer pulled the covers off the brand new Formula 4 where it was unveiled in front of the championship’s fourteen teams amongst other invited guests.

With a striking championship themed colour scheme, the Formula 4 certainly rewarded those who got behind the championship from the early stages, not least Wayne himself who... Read more...

Douglas Motorsport collect Ginetta Junior Team Crown - 28 Jan 2013

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Ginetta Cars held their annual gala awards night at the Birmingham Hilton Hotel on Friday 11th January. Hosted by Chairman Lawrence Tomlinson, all of the season’s winners were in attendance to collect their awards across all of Ginetta’s main UK & Irish Championships.

Douglas Motorsport was well represented with both team drivers Andrew Watson and Niall Murray in attendance. Despite entering the championship as a rookie team, lead by Wayne Douglas they finished the season{nl... Read more...

Douglas Motorsport win Ginetta Junior Team Championship - 22 Oct 2012

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On the back of a strong weekend in Silverstone where Andrew Watson claimed his maiden Ginetta Junior victory and championship contender Niall Murray returned to the podium in race two, Douglas Motorsport had a strong but not fully secure Ginetta Junior Teams Championship lead approaching the final weekend of the season in Brands Hatch. Despite being one of the newest teams in the championship, Douglas Motorsport has proven to be one of the best teams this season with podium finishes at almost every round.
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Watson takes debut win for Douglas Motorsport - 09 Oct 2012

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Coming from a disappointing weekend at their home circuit in Rockingham just two weeks ago, Douglas Motorsport and their drivers Niall Murray and Andrew Watson were keen to move on and return to the podium in Silverstone. Having lead the Ginetta Junior Teams Championship for most of the season, they now found themselves having just slipped into second by the smallest of margins.    

The weekends opening free practice time sheets would show Andrew Watson leading the w... Read more...


Murray bounces back in Silverstone to take championship battle down to the wire - 09 Oct 2012

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Coming from a disappointing weekend in Rockingham some two weeks previous, Niall Murray was keen to get back to winning ways coming to the home of the British Formula 1 Grand Prix, Silverstone. Still very much in the hunt for the 2012 Ginetta Junior Championship title, Murray needed to ensure he had a strong points finish to stay within reach of current points leader Charlie Robertson.  

Murray opened the weekend reasonably pleased with his pace in Friday and Saturday... Read more...


Douglas Motorsport to join BRDC F4 in 2013 - 05 Oct 2012

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Rockingham based Douglas Motorsport has today announced that they are the latest team to commit to the BRDC Formula 4 Championship with an initial order of two cars for the 2013 championship.

Lead by Wayne Douglas, a former British and Irish Formula Vauxhall Champion himself, Douglas Motorsport has emerged as one of the sensations of the 2012 Ginetta Junior Championship, becoming one of the most successful teams in the championship in their rookie year. Well known for their very successful driver developm... Read more...

Murray remains positive despite challenging Rockingham weekend - 24 Sep 2012

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On the back of a weekend that came good with second in race two at Knockhill in August, Niall Murray approaching Rockingham, the home circuit of his Douglas Motorsport team, knew that its race wins he needed to put him back at the top of the championship table.  

Friday’s practice was a wet affair and once again highlighted the controversial tyre debate as the leading drivers ran new wet tyres for each of the sessions. However despite running on older tyres, Niall... Read more...


Douglas Motorsport ready to extend Team Championship lead at home circuit - 21 Sep 2012

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Rockingham based Douglas Motorsport is ready to extend its lead in the Ginetta Junior Teams Championship as they approach the next rounds of the Ginetta Junior Championship at Rockingham this weekend. Currently the most successful team in the championship this season with drivers Niall Murray and Andrew Watson, Douglas Motorsport remain one of the newest teams in the championship. Starting out the season on a high with a win in the opening round at Brands H... Read more...

Weekend of mixed fortunes keep Murray in title race - 28 Aug 2012

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With the Ginetta Junior Championship now well under way having resumed after the summer break at Snetterton some two weeks previous, teams and drivers made the long trip to Scotland’s Knockhill Race Track for rounds 13 and 14 of the championship. Coming from a double podium finish in Snetterton, Douglas Motorsport driver Niall Murray now knew that more of the same was required including a race win to keep his championship challenge alive, but more importantly move into the series lead.

Fr... Read more...

Murray grabs double podium at Snetterton - 13 Aug 2012

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The 2012 Ginetta Junior Championship resumed after a seven week summer break at the Snetterton 300 circuit in Norfolk. Murray and his Douglas Motorsport team were keen to get back on track after the lengthy break and started their preparations for the weekend with some pre-event testing on the Wednesday before the event.

Struggling during the pre-event tests, Murray made some setup changes to his car before Saturday’s qualifying which paid dividends giving him a much better balance go... Read more...

Mixed fortunes for Murray in Croft - 28 Jun 2012

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As the Ginetta Junior Championship moved to Croft for rounds 9 & 10, Douglas Motorsport driver Niall Murray was brimming with confidence coming from a superb double victory weekend at Oulton Park some 2 weeks earlier. Now leading the championship, Murray was keen to build on this lead before the championship takes a 6-week mid-season break.

Free practice and qualifying were reasonably positive for the young Dubliner finishing 3rd in free practice before his qualifying run earned him 3rd on the g... Read more...

Douglas Motorsport’s Niall Murray takes double Oulton Victory - 11 Jun 2012

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After a 6 week break, the Ginetta Junior Championship’s newest team Douglas Motorsport were keen to get back in action at Oulton Park with Niall Murray and Andrew Watson. Having already tasted victory in the opening two weekends of the championship at Brands Hatch & Donington Park with Niall Murray along with championship novice Andrew Watson also tasting success with a podium finish in Donington, they were keen to sample further success at Oulton Park.

Murray put his car 4th on the grid fo... Read more...

Murray takes double podium at Thruxton - 29 Apr 2012

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After a weekend of mixed emotions at Donington Park that included yet another fantastic win for the young Irishman, Douglas Motorsport's Niall Murray was keen to get his Ginetta Junior Championship challenge back on course as the championship moved to Thruxton. Having completed the pre-event test some 3 weeks previous to the event due to noise restrictions at the Hamshire venue, Murray was confident in himself and his car that he could remain at the front of the field at the fastest race circuit on... Read more...

Murray wins at Donington - 17 Apr 2012

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Douglas Motorsport's Niall Murray continued his strong form from Brands Hatch and scored another fantastic victory at round 3 of the Ginetta Junior UK series at Donington. This leaves Murray in second position in the championship with everything to play for at the next round in Thruxton on the 28/29 of April.

Preparation for qualifying was not exactly smooth for Murray. Free practice was a little frustrating as budget restrictions meant Murray was forced to sit out the two additional practice ... Read more...

Douglas Motorsport take debut win! - 06 Apr 2012

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Ginetta Junior Championship newcomers Douglas Motorsport based at Northamptonshire’s Rockingham Raceway have started the 2012 season in fine style leaving Brands Hatch leading both the drivers and teams championship after 2 rounds. Fending off some of the more established teams, the Douglas Motorsport line up of Niall Murray and championship new comer Andrew Watson put on a superb display of driving throughout the weekend. Despite being new comers to the series, Douglas Motorsport is f... Read more...

Watson & Murray team up with Douglas Motorsport for Ginetta Junior Championship - 07 Mar 2012

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2011 Ginetta Junior Championship front runner and younger brother of ex BTCC driver Eoin Murray, Niall Murray is set to return to the championship with a new team mate and a new team! Former single seater ace turned leading driver coach Wayne Douglas has setup a new race team aptly named Douglas Motorsport. Joining Niall in the team will be championship rookie Andrew Watson. Having competed at the front of the Ginetta Junior Ireland Championship for the past two seasons, Watson is sur... Read more...

 
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