Richardson Racing Plans Ginetta Junior Expansion

by Simon Paice

Ginetta stalwarts Richardson Racing have announced plans to include an entry into the Ginetta Junior Championship in their racing programme for the 2017 season.

The Corby-based team returned to their GT roots this season with an entry into the Ginetta GT5 Challenge, having previously competed in the GT4 Supercup between 2011 and 2013.

In the years since, the team have been focused on competing in single-seater racing, with selected outings in British F4 this season following spells in British Formula Ford and MSA Formula.

The move into the Ginetta Juniors will enhance the team’s presence in the BTCC support paddock, with talks with potential drivers currently ongoing.

“In the past twelve months, we have tested a number of young drivers who are looking to make the step into car racing, but who aren’t old enough to compete in the championships we are already involved with,” explained team boss Gwyn Richardson.

“With that in mind, we thought it was the ideal time for us to look at what options were available if we were to introduce a Junior programme for young drivers like this, and there is nothing to beat the Ginetta Junior series.

“With the experience we have in both the Ginetta Challenge and the Ginetta Supercup, we feel confident that we can offer potential drivers a package that will allow them to run at the front of the field next year in what is sure to be a hugely competitive championship.”

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