Richardson Racing set for title defence

Richardson Racing set for title defence

16.01.2013: Richardson Racing will aim to add to an impressive haul of silverware this season after revealing plans to defend

Richardson Racing will aim to add to an impressive haul of silverware this season after revealing plans to defend the championship titles it won in dominant fashion last year.
 



photo caption: Richardson Racing Team , picture Jon Hobley


The Grantham-based team stormed to the teams’ championship in the 2012 Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup thanks to a campaign that featured no fewer than 18 race victories, while the team also wrapped up the drivers’ title in the G50 category after a flawless season where it’s championship-winning car was the class of the field.
 

In only its second season in the series, having stepped up from the Ginetta Challenge, the team also broke numerous lap records and finished the season as the team to beat with victory in three of the final five races of the year.
 

Three of the team’s four drivers during 2012 – Mark Davies, Andy Richardson and Louise Richardson – tasted victory champagne over the course of the season, while Giles Dawson made the most of the team’s extensive knowledge and expertise to run strongly at Silverstone in what was his first outing in a race car for some two years.
 

“Having been team manager and race engineer for the most successful Aston Martin GT4 campaign since the cars inception, I look for the same level of commitment and quality in a team when on the other side of the fence as a driver,” Giles said.


“What Richardson Racing has proven to me over the past two seasons, both in my support of them and as a customer, is that they have these same qualities and their results reflect that fact. Racing with them is a pleasure and I look forward to continuing my support of the team through 2013.”
 

On the back of such an impressive campaign, hopes are now high of further success when the new season gets underway at the end of March, with the team working on putting together a new-look line-up for the 2013 campaign.
 

Discussions with drivers seeking to compete in the both the G55 and G50 classes of the British Touring Car Championship-support series are ongoing, with a number of racers having declared their interest in competing for the team that led the way throughout 2012.
 

“Last season was a fantastic one for the whole team and we were obviously delighted to win two championship titles,” team boss Gwyn Richardson says. “We were strong in both the G55 and G50 classes and are confident that we will be able to build on the success we enjoyed in 2012 during the season ahead.
 

“We are in discussions with several drivers who have shown an interest in racing with us this season and we are looking to run cars in both classes again this year. In the past few years, we have built a strong team both on and off track and have shown that we are more than capable of providing drivers with a car that will allow them to run right at the front of the field.
 

“As things stand, after two seasons in the Supercup, Andy is considering other options on offer in the TOCA paddock but, even if he elects to compete in another series, he will still be involved with the team and will work alongside our drivers to share the knowledge and experience he has gained behind the wheel of both the G50 and G55 in recent seasons.
 

“Everyone involved is excited about what the season ahead holds, and having finished 2012 as the team to beat, we are aiming to hit the ground running when 2013 gets underway and maintain our position at the front.”
 


photo caption: Richardson Racing Car, picture by Jakob Ebre
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While discussions are ongoing with prospective drivers, Richardson Racing are happy to speak to anyone looking to compete in the Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup during the season ahead.


Drives are available in both classes in the championship, with further information available by contacting the team on info@richardsonracing.co.uk.



 
- Matt Salisbury-

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16.01.2013 / MaP

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