Ginetta Junior Championship racer William Taylforth has made a mid-season switch of teams, leaving reigning champions HHC Motorsport to join Total Control Racing.
Taylforth makes the move after taking three top six finishes with HHC over the first half of the season, the 16 year old currently sitting eleventh in the standings at the halfway mark of his full Ginetta Junior campaign.
His move expands TCR’s entry to three cars for the first time in their maiden season in the category, with Taylforth joining race-winner Jamie Caroline and top ten regular Matt Chapman at the West Midlands-based outfit.
“Our aim is to move William up the grid as soon as we can, he’s got his first test with us next week so we’re looking forward to working with him for the first time,” said TCR team principal Lee Brookes. “I feel he should be higher up the order than he has been so far this year, we’ll find out in the test the areas he needs to improve and then hopefully help move him further towards the front.
“It’s fantastic for TCR to be a three-car team in Juniors, it’s only our first year in the championship but we’ve had some cracking results with Jamie [Caroline] and Matt [Chapman] and we’re confident William can add to that. All three lads should work well together – we can’t wait for Snetterton,”
The move to TCR comes as Taylforth eyes a move into Renault Clio racing in 2015.
“The first half of the year hasn’t worked for us, so we’re hoping to improve with this move to TCR and get to where we think we ought to be,” explained Taylforth’s father Mark.
“If it looks like William can get somewhere by the end of the year, we’ll probably look at doing the Clio Cup Series with TCR and then the TOCA Clios after that.”