James Taylor back for another season in 2019 Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship

by Charlotte Hardy

Leading 2018 rookie talent, James Taylor is set to join team mates Will Martin and Casper Stevenson in Richardson Racing 2019 Ginetta Junior lineup. Taylor made his debut in the series last year; and had a fully-funded season by winning the Ginetta Junior Scholarship.

The 17 year-old is the highest placed returning driver; who last season finished third in the rookie standings as well a sixth overall. Taylor was one of three drivers in the whole field to score points in all 26 races of the season. This lead to fifteen rookie class rostrums as well as three outright top three finishes over the season.

James Taylor: “After a strong season in 2018 where I learned a huge amount. I’m extremely grateful for everything the team has done to help me get into a position where we can return for a second season; they are truly incredible people and I cannot thank them enough.

“I’m hoping that when we get to Brands Hatch for the opening rounds, I can perform at my best and show what I’m capable of in 2019. This is the biggest and most important season of racing I’ve done in my career so far and my focus is fully on trying to launch a challenge for the championship.”

Gwyn Richardson, team principal: “We’re delighted to have James back in the team for 2019. Having seen how he won the Ginetta Junior Scholarship, we knew that James was going to be a quick driver and that was shown in the results he secured on track during the year.”

“We didn’t realise just how well he would develop as a driver through the year though, and he deserved every podium he got. Looking ahead to this year it won’t be long before he’s challenging for his first overall win, and that will certainly set him up as one of the main contenders for title honours.”

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