Richardson Racing are making a return to one-make Ginetta competition this season, entering selected rounds of the Ginetta GT5 Challenge with series newcomer Alex Toth-Jones.
The Lincolnshire-based outfit’s last campaign in the Challenge saw them run Andrew Richardson to second in the championship, before going on to compete in the Ginetta GT4 Supercup.
The team won both the G50 class and teams’ titles in that series in 2012, and have also been podium finishers in British Formula Ford and then MSA Formula.
18 year old Toth-Jones joins the team following a successful karting career, which concluded with him being crowned both the MBKC vice-champion and NKRA North Region Senior Max champion.
The Bradford-based racer’s 2016 programme will include the visits to Thruxton and Croft on the BTCC package, and the British GT meeting at Oulton Park, as he evaluates a full season entry in 2017.
“It’s been a long hard battle to raise the funds we needed, but the reality of racing cars has finally arrived. I have to give thanks to my sponsors Lodestone Projects and Party Perfection, because without them, this deal wouldn’t have been possible,” said Toth-Jones.
“My early running in the Ginetta G40 has been very positive and even though it requires a different style of driving to what I am used to, the same rules still apply when it comes to chasing the end result. I just have to adjust my driving style to make sure I can extract the maximum from the car every time I go out on track, which is going to be the biggest challenge.
“Now the deal is done, I can’t wait for the season to get underway and I’m looking forward to see how I get on when the real business begins.”