Alex Toth-Jones Racing

Battling the elements in Scotland

Well Scotland is certainly a place of changeable weather! Sunshine then torrential rain in the blink of an eye!

Didn’t put the crowds off though as there were 40k + spectators each day so lots of support and a great atmosphere.

 

I’ve never visited Knockhill before not even as a test day so I had to learn the track quickly and when I say quickly I had 2 x 45min sessions both in the wet so not a great deal of time to get the car set up correctly.

Qualifying came at 9.30am Saturday morning with a dry track so another challenge with regards set up and also suffered a sticking throttle so finished qualifying 13th out of 22 drivers so not the best position for Race 1 and Knockhill is a very narrow tight circuit so not many opportunities to overtake.

Race 1 started on a dry track and I was caught up in the chaos of the first corner and a spin by another driver caused damage to my front bonnet and pushed me back to 17th.

2 laps in of the 20 lap race and the weather changed to torrential rain with everyone on slicks. This led to a very exciting race for spectators but a challenge for us drivers. However I managed to make up 5 places and finished in 12th position in the end.

Race 2 starting 12th got a good start kept out of trouble but ended up stuck behind a slower driver and with only limited opportunity to make a move for position around the tight-and-twisty circuit and despite having the pace to match the top six runners, I crossed the line in the same place I started, later to fine I also had a leaky radiator which was causing the car to overeat and that I had been penalised for exceeding track limits and was demoted to 15th position.

I’d never been to Knockhill before and it’s a shame that the weather conditions meant I didn’t get any proper dry laps until the second race. The sticking throttle in qualifying meant I was lower down the grid than I should have been at a circuit where track position is vital.
 
Getting caught up in the melee at the start of race one made my job harder but it was so much fun to race on slicks when the rain started coming down and I was able to make up places. Race two was frustrating because I knew we had the pace to run with the front pack but was stuck behind drivers who were defending for their lives from lap one.
 
Overall though I’m happy with how quickly I got on the pace given though I had no experience of probably the trickiest circuit on the calendar.

So onto Donington last race of the season! The time has gone so fast! Donington is my favourite track on the calendar and hopefully we can end the season on a high!

As always a big thank you to the team, my family Lodestone Projects and Proceed Group for your continued support couldn't do this without you guys!

Strong showing for Toth-Jones at Zandvoort

Alex Toth-Jones once again displayed his undoubted pace with a solid performance on track during the latest rounds of the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge at Zandvoort.
Alex made the trip to the Netherlands with his Richardson Racing team in confident mood, and eager to push towards the front of the highly-competitive grid during the series' annual overseas meeting.
Mixed weather conditions in qualifying would ultimately lead to Alex being an unrepresentative eleventh on the grid, with rival drivers who made the switch to slick tyres slightly earlier on a drying circuit managing to set quicker times just as the session drew to a close.
Despite that, Alex fought back well when the lights went out, with a battling performance in race one enabling him to race through the field to take the chequered flag in sixth spot.
Alex looked good to make further progress in race two, but his bid to secure a first podium finish of the year would be ended by an unfortunate puncture that forced him to make an unscheduled pit-stop.
Despite the best efforts of the team to get him back on track as quickly as possible, Alex dropped off the lead lap and would finish the race down in 22nd place; a result that also meant he would start race three from the back of the grid.
Once again however, Alex showed his overtaking prowess with a storming drive through to the fringes of the top ten before the race was taken behind the Safety Car because of an incident on track.
Unable to make up further places as a result of the race being neutralised, Alex was left with a twelfth place finish to cap his weekend.
 “I really got my confidence back this weekend after a few tough meetings and I think I drove well,” he said. “It was unlucky in qualifying that we made the decision to switch tyres a lap too late as I couldn’t get the best out of the them and it meant we started race one from eleventh, but I was happy to then get up to P6 and felt confident that I could push for the podium in race two.
 “Sadly I picked up a puncture that meant I dropped off the lead lap, and it was particularly gutting because I was catching the cars ahead. It was fun to come through the field in race three and I was sure I could have got into the top ten had it not been for the incident that brought out the Safety Car late on.
 “I’m excited now about the next rounds at Knockhill and being back on the BTCC package, as I really enjoy the atmosphere of the touring car weekends and racing in front of the big crowds.”

Big thank you to the team, my family Lodestone Projects and Proceed Group for your continued support couldn't do this without you guys!

 

 

mixed fortunes on a chaotic weekend at Silverstone.

Alex came away from the latest rounds of the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge having endured mixed fortunes on a chaotic weekend at Silverstone.
With a combined grid including the Ginetta GRDC+ Series, a total of 48 cars took to the track for qualifying.

Alex experienced power issues with the car and so qualified 13th for Race one.

After a few changes to the car Race 1 saw a few improvements. Alex moved up to the pack but he looked well set to bring home a top ten finish before the red flag halted his challenge; with the decision to take the result back a lap from the time of the stoppage meaning he had to settle for twelfth place.
He found himself in the wars after being caught up in an incident on track, which prevented him from making the most of his undoubted pace.
 
A problem with the stewards investigating regarding an issue in race one forced race two to be delayed whilst the issue was resolved, with the decision to then run races two and three 20 mins apart together on Sunday evening having a major impact on Alex’s weekend.
 
Hopes of a strong result in Race two were ended when Alex was forced to retire on lap one whilst avoiding someone else’s accident, with the team then racing against the clock to get him out for Race three in the 10 miins available!.
 
Alex would join the race a lap down but with the race only running to three laps to fit in the before the circuit curfew, he could only finish down in 17th place in class.
 
“Silverstone turned out to be a massively frustrating weekend for me,” he said. “In race one, the red flag meant I was classified lower than I was running at the time of the stoppage and then in race two, my chances were ruined again because of I had to try and avoid someone elses accident.
 
“The changes they made the schedule meant the guys had to change the steering rack in just ten minutes to get the car out for race three and they did a mega job, but we ended up starting a lap down and didn’t have time to sort the tracking so the car wasn’t great to drive.

Hopefully the issues with the car will be sorted for Zandvoort which I am massivly looking forward to!

Big thank you to the team, my family Lodestone Projects and Proceed Group for your continued support couldn't do this without you guys!

sKIPTON cAR fESTIVAL hOSPITALITY wINNER! 

Great Sunday afternoon at Skipon Car Festival with some fantastic cars on display.

We were giving away a Race Hospitality day for 2 at the live auction in the market square with Alex Read

from the One Show in aid of Althziemers UK.

An the lucky winner is Micheal Robinson from Yorkshire Electrical Services!

He has chosen to join us at Donington for the final race of the season.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

 

Anyone interested in a Hospitality package get in touch!

 

Toth-Jones battles to double top ten at Rockingham

Alex Toth-Jones displayed his fighting qualities to secure a brace of top ten finishes from the latest rounds of the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge at Rockingham.
Having secured eighth spot on the grid in a hotly contested qualifying session, Alex went into the opening race of the weekend confident of battling forwards towards the top six.
An early Safety Car period meant just six minutes of racing would ultimately be possible, but Alex was able to run in the top five throughout to pick up a good haul of points towards his championship tally.
As had been the case at Oulton Park during the opening meeting of the year however, things would go awry in race two, with Alex forced off the track on the opening lap in an attempt to avoid an incident ahead.
Once on the grass, a lack of grip meant Alex was little more than a passenger behind the wheel, with contact from one of his rivals as the car slid back onto the circuit putting him out of the race and at the back of the grid for race three.
Live on TV, Alex would fight back well with one of the best drives of the day as he battled his way through from the rear of the grid to secure an impressive top ten finish.
The Rockingham weekend also saw the running of the rescheduled third race from Oulton Park; a race where Alex was once again forced to start from the back of the grid.
An astonishing opening lap saw Alex make up ten places as he further showcased his talents, taking eleventh place at the flag to maintain tenth place in the championship standings.
Alex returns to action this coming weekend, with the Ginetta GT5 Challenge joining the British Touring Car Championship support package at Thruxton.
“It’s been another weekend that has been a massive learning curve for me,” he said. “We didn’t really have luck on our side and I also made things a bit hard for myself, but I have always been a fighter and was happy to come away from the weekend with some points.
“Although we didn’t get the kind of results I was hoping for, I think that we can take a lot away from the weekend in terms of the way we battled through the field and showed we have a strong race car.
“I’m certainly planning to push hard to claw back the deficit we have in the points and I’m more pumped than ever for Thruxton this coming weekend, where I’m determined to secure a good result for Billy Monger in what will be the first TOCA meeting since his accident at Donington Park.”

 

Big thank you to the team, my family Lodestone Projects and Proceed Group for your continued support couldn't do this without you guys!

Alex endures challenging Thruxton weekend

Alex Toth-Jones endured a tough weekend on track when the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge headed to Thruxton for the third round of the year.
 
The Thruxton meeting saw the series join the British Touring Car Championship package for the first time this season, with Alex looking to impress in front of a bumper crowd at the fastest circuit in the UK.
 
The Richardson Racing driver went into the weekend chasing an upturn in fortunes as, despite showing strong speed in the opening two meetings of the year, a number of unfortunate incidents had prevented him from showing his true potential on track.
 
Despite a high-speed trip across the grass at the fearsome Church corner, Bradford racer Alex qualified in tenth place on the grid for the opening race, which took place on Saturday evening.
 
Running as high as eighth after the opening lap, Alex saw his chances of a strong top ten finish come to an end on the fourth lap when he was involved in a number of clashes with one of his rivals that demoted him to the back of the field

 Crucially losing the tow to the cars ahead, Alex had to work hard to catch up to the rest of the pack and had to settle for 22nd place at the finish, despite his pace being more than a match for the drivers within the top ten.
 
With the result of race one determining his grid slot for race two, Alex was left with work to do but a storming start saw him rocket up the order to 13th by the time the opening lap was complete.
 
After a brief Safety Car period, Alex’s forward charge towards the top ten continued and by the end of lap nine he had worked his way up to ninth spot.
 
A unfortunate spin whilst making his move for eighth at the final chicane would then cost him places on lap ten, but he kept his head down to take the chequered flag in 14th place.

 
“This weekend has been tough, and we certainly didn’t have luck on our side,” he said. “We had the pace to be right up there in the races but we didn’t get a chance to show it after the off in qualifying that caused some damage to the car, and then all the incidents in race one that dropped me to the back of the grid.
 
“It was great to come through the field in race two and we looked good for a top ten finish but then I just pushed a bit too hard trying to make up another spot and had a spin.

 
“Despite the way the weekend panned out, it was fantastic to be back on the TOCA package again this weekend with the huge number of fans that were watching, and I can’t wait to race in front of them again later in the year.
 
“They say that bad luck comes in threes and I’ve certainly had my fair share at Oulton Park, Rockingham and Thruxton so hopefully that means that when we get to Silverstone for the next round, things will finally go my way!”

Big thank you to the team, my family Lodestone Projects and Proceed Group for your continued support couldn't do this without you guys!

Flying the flag for Billy

As a team we are back on track today at Thruxton Race Circuit for the TOCA test that comes ahead of next month's race meeting, but our thoughts remain very much with Billy Monger and his family following his accident on Sunday at Donington Park.

It's fantastic to see the way motorsport has come together to support Billy after the severity of his injuries was revealed, and we're showing our support on the two Ginetta Cars at Thruxton today, and will continue to do so going forwards.

Anyone who wants to donate to the Justgiving page set up to raise funds to aid Billy in his recovery can do so here: https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com:443/BillyMonger23…

#ForzaBilly

 

 

 

 

 

Oulton Park Round One

Race Report

Toth-Jones on the pace at Oulton Park

Alex Toth-Jones showed he will be a front-runner in the race for the 2017 Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge despite a challenging start to his campaign at Oulton Park.
Having re-signed with the Corby-based Richardson Racing team for a second successive season, the Bradford racer made the trip to Cheshire for the Easter Monday race day keen to build on the impressive pace he displayed over the course of his debut campaign.
As ever, qualifying would prove to be a hard fought affair in the ultra-competitive one-make series, with drying track conditions only adding to the challenge on track.
Quickly establishing himself as one of the fastest men on track, Alex looked set to secure a spot at the head of the field until the closing moments of the session, when others were able to make the most of clear space on track - and the improving circuit conditions - to demote him back to sixth place.
With his pace having been clear to see, Alex went into the opening eight lap race of the season keen to fight forwards through the pack, and ran
strongly in the top six throughout.
Setting the third quickest lap time despite running in traffic, Alex climbed as high as fourth and looked well positioned to challenge for the podium positions until contact on the final lap saw him slip back to an unrepresentative sixth spot.
The early stages of race two saw Alex once again making up places but running slightly off line whilst fighting for position at Island Bend on the third lap saw him put a wheel onto the damp part of the circuit, which in turn saw his car slide onto the grass.
Once on the wet grass, Alex was a passenger as he slid into the barrier on the inside of Shell Oils Corner – putting him out of the race on the spot.
Although the team worked hard to repair the car in time for the third and final race of the weekend, delays to the schedule led to the cancellation of the race, preventing Alex from using the pace in his car to launch a trademark fight through the pack.
Despite that cancellation, Alex sits tenth in the championship standings ahead of the second meeting of the year at Rockingham at the end of the month.
“It turned out to be an interesting way to start the season,” he said. “I was glad to be back out racing as it seems to have been a long winter, and I was pleased with the way that I performed in qualifying and race one where we showed really strong pace in what is a very competitive field.
“The crash in race two hampered my progress and it was unfortunate that the decision was then taken to cancel race three as the team had done a great job to repair the car and I was really confident that we could race forwards through the field given the speed we had shown up to that point.
“Although the results from this weekend could have been better, I’m taken a huge amount of confidence from the pace we showed and I’m looking forward to the rest of the season and fighting for some silverware.
“Finally, having been at Donington Park to support the team at the weekend, I’d like to say that my thoughts are firmly with Billy Monger and his family following his accident on Sunday, and I wish him well in his long road to recovery.” #Billywizz #Forzabilly thinking of you buddy.

Big thank you to the team, my family Lodestone Projects and Proceed Group for your continued support couldn't do this without you guys!

More press release links below

 

http://mailchi.mp/90c45160248e/toth-jones-on-the-pace-at-oulton-park?e=1699b1c51a

 

http://www.ginetta.com/news_article.php?id=518

 

https://www.facebook.com/RichardsonRace1/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE

   

toth-jones signs another season with richardson racing

Press Release

Richardson Racing can today confirm that it has re-signed Alex Toth-Jones for the 2017 Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge season.
 
The Bradford-based racer joined the team mid-way through last season for his maiden assault on the series, taking a best finish of fourth during the final meeting of the year at Donington Park.
 
Having shown on-track improvement throughout his campaign with the team, Alex will now seek to make a bid for the championship crown in his first full year in the British GT-supporting one-make series.
 
A full pre-season testing programme has already been scheduled, ensuring that Alex is fully up to speed ready for the season opener at Oulton Park in April.
 
“I’m really pleased to be able to confirm a deal to continue with Richardson Racing for 2017,” he said. “Obviously the deal last year came together quite late which meant we weren’t able to compete from the opening rounds of the season, so it’s great that we’ve been able to get everything sorted nice and early so we can carry out some proper testing ahead of round one.
 
“Having learned the ropes last year, I really want to start pushing for regular podium finishes this season and I see no reason why we can’t be fighting for victories to launch a bid for the championship title. The grid is already shaping up to be strong once again, and I’m really excited about the year ahead. Hopefully it’ll be a good one for myself, the team and my sponsors.”
 
Team boss Gwyn Richardson said he was pleased to welcome Alex back to the team as the first confirmed driver for what looks set to be a busy 2017 for the Corby-based team, with talks ongoing regarding drives available in both the Ginetta Junior Championship and British F4; both of which run alongside the British Touring Car Championship.
 
“We’re delighted to welcome Alex back to the team again for 2017,” he said. “We struck up a good relationship last year and I think that was reflected in the progress he made on track. Considering he went into the season without any testing and was really up against it, he did a really good job and showed he could run well inside the top ten.
 
“With the experience he now has, and the testing programme in place, we’re confident that he’ll be challenging towards the sharp end of the grid and will establish himself amongst the championship contenders.”
   

Ginetta Announcement

http://www.ginetta.com/news_article.php?id=466

 

Chequered Flag

http://www.thecheckeredflag.co.uk/2017/02/toth-jones-remains-richardson-racing-another-gt5-assault/?utm_source=TCF+Daily+Subscribers&utm_campaign=baeb48878e-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_420caee438-baeb48878e-100667317

 

 

Lodestone confirm partnership for another season

Leeds based Lodestone Projects have confirmed they will be sponsoring Alex Toth-Jones for another season. Lodestone are a construction company specialising in refurbishment and fit out throughout the UK. Managing director Richard Hall said "We are delighted to be on board with Alex again fo another year, last year was great and this year we are sure will be even better!"

 

vip guest fast laps at ginetta funday

A great day was had by all at the Ginetta family fun day Rockingham.

Our VIP guests Lodestone Projects, Elite Group, Picturesports Photography

& Motorsport at Work all had high speed passenger rides around the track with Alex in his G40

as well as enjoying the fun fair, entertainment, karting track and hospitality.

Alex also managed a cheeky test in a Ginetta G55.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

donington Last race of season finishes on a high!

Well the last races of the season had arrived on the British GT support package. I'd never raced here before and only done a couple of test days but on the national circuit not the GP circuit so my challenge was to learn the last 2 corners in qualifying! As usual no pressure!

Saturday race day started very wet and even though I didn't know the full track and it was raining I managed to qualify 9th out of a 41 car grid.

Race 1 was still wet I lost a few places on the first corner but managed to battle back to finish 10th.

Race 2 started 10th and making sure I didn't repeat the start from race 1 I made up 3 places on lap 1 and moved up to 6th on lap 3.

On the penultimate lap, I found myself pushing hard in the battle for a place on the podium but despite moving up to fourth on the final lap, I crossed the line side by side just missing out on the podium by just 0.009secs shy of what would have been my first podium finish!. Slightly gutted but at the same time my best finish this season.


We’ve ended the season being the quickest we have been all year, and if I can keep developing and learning during the winter, then there is no reason why me and the team can’t be right in the mix at the front of the grid in 2017.

I'm confident that the experience gained over the year will prove to be beneficial in the future.

 

I end the season 14th in the championship standings event though I've had a few DNF and only raced 16 out of 19 races

 

We’ve had our ups and downs this season, so I’m ecstatic to have picked up my best result at the final round and it’s a big plus to take into the winter. I had some of my sponsors - and also some potential sponsors - at the circuit with me, so to have picked up a good result in front of them is particularly pleasing as I wouldn't have been on the grid without the support of everyone who has backed me this year. Now the hard work starts to put everything together to return next season.

 

 

A massive thank to Richardson Racing for believing in me and working with me this year.

At the start of the year I only had the budget for 3 rounds with little testing and to get funding for the remaining season was amazing!

 

Thank you to my sponsors http://www.partyperfectiononline.co.uk/ & http://www.lodestone-projects.co.uk/ for assisting with funding and cheering me on!

Also big thank you to Dave Ayres for tirelessly taking amazing pictures of me. http://www.picturesports.co.uk/

And also of course to my mum and dad for their endless support!

 

Now towards an even better 2017 - If you'd like to join in the excitement I am activly looking for sponsors for next years racing - get in touch all budgets catered for.

 

Press Release link for Donington below....

 http://us8.campaign-archive1.com/?u=8b7c959e72adfced07e972d22&id=cef6a3dd6a&e=1699b1c51a

 

Spa FranchORamps race 

Well to say excited is an understatement to realise I had got the funding to race at Spa! My dream circuit couldn't believe it.

It's an amazing circuit and I was determined to enjoy it no matter what!

With no pre testing at all I had 2 x 20 minute sessions to learn the track on the Thursday before Quali on the Friday morning so no pressure!

Qualifying saw me 10th on the grid for Race 1 finishing in 10th at the end of the race out of the 36 car grid.

Race 2 starting 10th and after a slight moment! on Eau Rough I finished in 12th.

Race 3 started 12th and all was going well, I had picked up a few places untill I was pushed off the track a Blanchimont and hit the barrier at full speed which was the end of that! After a trip to the medical centre and the all clear I returned back to the team to find the decision was that 'Burt Goose' (my car) was seriously damaged. The other driver was repremanded for the incident but unfortunatly I still have to foot the bill to fix Bert!

However even though the week resulted in heavy damage I still thoughly enjoyed my time at Spa with the team, had such a laugh and learnt so much.

Bert is now on the mend and looking forward to the last race of the season at Donington in September.

Croft Race Weekend

Great weekend again racing with Richardsons. This time no damage! Oulton park on BTCC support package with packed crowds.

Again my 1st time at the circuit and just 20 minutes testing before I was into qualiying and no new tyres available as part of my tyre allocation due to the incidents at Oulton previously so no pressure!

Qualified 14th and was making my way forward through the field in the early stages of race one only to get contact from behind at the hairpin on lap two to demote me to back of the pack so I battled my way to finish Race 1 in13th.
Race 2 saw a safety car period which hampered my chances a bit as I couldn’t build on a decent start but the car felt good underneath me and with more time, we could have been in the top ten again; we certainly had the pace. Overall, a best result of 13th on paper isn’t what I was hoping for from the weekend but I think the pace is something I can be happy with and I can’t wait for the next round at Spa – it’s where I’ve always dreamed of racing and that dream will soon come true.

Press release links below from Picturesports and Richardson Racing.

http://www.picturesports.co.uk/blog/2016/6/a-weekend-in-the-woods

 

http://us8.campaign-archive2.com/?u=8b7c959e72adfced07e972d22&id=f69e842b7c&e=1699b1c51a

aCTION PACKED WET SILVERSTONE race weekend 

A very wet race weekend saw some highs and lows!

The fourth meeting of the season hadn’t originally been part of my schedule with my original agreement having only covered the previous two meetings at Thruxton and Oulton Park as well as next weekend’s BTCC-support event at Croft I managed to secure the funding to do Silverstone and the rest of the seasoon as well!
 
I missed the pre race testing due to work commitments so went straight into qualifying and secured 8th place on the 39 car rgid.

 
Unfortunately – having made up two places at the start – I was tipped into a spin going through Becketts on the second lap found himself firmly in the wrong place at the wrong time and was collected by one of the cars behind in a side on collistion; putting me out of the race on the spot and causing heavy damage to my car.
 
A late night for the team saw my car repaired in time for the second race, which was held in wet conditions on Sunday morning. Forced to start from the pit lane after my car started to mist-up on the warming up lap, I made it up to 17
th place but was then forced back into the pits with ongoing visibility issues and left to retire from the race.
 
With the team resolving the issue in time for race three, I again lined up at the back of the field but was once again a man on a mission when the lights went out – climbing from 37
th to 21st on lap one and then breaking into the top 20 on lap two. As heavy rain led to worsening track conditions, I battled into 10th place before the decision was taken to end the race at the end of lap five, with an incident on the start/finish line then causing the race to be red-flagged and the result declared a lap earlier. Aparently I made up an 53 places across the three Silverstone races!
 
Action packed is the best way to describe this weekend! Considering we arrived at the circuit with no testing, I was happy with my performance in qualifying but it was disappointing to be taken out of Race 1 in the way we were, as I really felt we were on for our best finish yet.
 
The team did an amazing job to repair the car (Bert Goose) and worked late into the night to make sure I was out for race two but we were struggling to stop the car from misting up and despite making up loads of places early on, I had no option but to pit as I simply couldn’t see and it was too dangerous to continue.
 
Race 3 however was great fun and I was really in my element in difficult conditions. To come through to 10th at the finish was fantastic, even if we then lost out when the result was taken back a lap. To see the reaction of the team when I came back to the pits at the end was really uplifting at the end of a difficult weekend.
 
I was able to learn an awful lot this weekend and I don’t think it will be long before we can start pushing for some silverware, especially as I now know that I’m going to be in the car for the rest of the season.

 

Press release link by Picturesports - http://www.picturesports.co.uk/blog/2016/6/rain-of-biblical-proportions-and-wedding-t-ackle

 

Oulton park race weekend

Again a first for me at this track. Just done 1 days testing previously.

Qualifying saw me 8th on grid for Race 1 which I was happy with and finished 7th again happy!

But it went down hill from their unfortunatly! Race 2 started 8th and an incident at the start saw the safety car deployed for the whole race and I finished 7th.

Race 3 was a reverse grid so I started 2nd which I held onto for a couple of laps but lost a few places and had contact with the car infront which led to my bonnet poping open blocking my vision and sending my into the gravel!

Positives from the weekend are I was on the pace and finished 7th and gained alot of experience to take forward to next time at Croft.

Thruxton first race! what a weekend!

Amazing weekend racing with Richardson Racing at Thruxton in the BTCC support race Ginetta GT5 Challenge.

First ever race in a car so I was exited but scared at the same time.

Quaified 9th, Race 1 finished 8th, Race 2 started 8th got clipped in hairpin and put to back of pack P22 30 sec down. So I went for it caught the pack up and finished 13th. Very happy with my first race weekend.

Check out various press releases below....

 

http://www.granthamjournal.co.uk/sport/other-sport/motor-racing-castle-bytham-team-pleased-with-debutant-driver-1-7376960

 

http://www.picturesports.co.uk/blog

 

https://www.facebook.com/RichardsonRace1/

 

 

Ginetta gt5 cHALLENGE !

I am very happy to announce that I have signed with Richardson Racing for the

 Ginetta GT5 Challenge!

So exited can't wait!

http://us8.campaign-archive2.com/?u=8b7c959e72adfced07e972d22&id=fb01ddd672&e=1699b1c51a

Triple trophy presentation

Great end to 2015!

Manchester and Buxton Kart Club Awards night - What a night!

I came away with 2nd place 2015 Championship,

2nd Place Autumn Championship and also was awarded the Senior Driver of the Year 2015 !

My team Griffin Racing also got a 1st, 2nd, 3rd in the main Championship and 2nd 3rd in Autumn Champs.

Fantastic night and a massive thank you to my team, Chris my mechanic, my parents and all my sponsors for making it happen.

 

  

 

 

MSA Formula test

Fantastic day testing the MSA

Formula car at Donington with JHR Motorsport.

Would love to race this car in 2016!

If your interested in advertising on my car get in touch!

 

 

 

 

 

  

November race sponsor

Big thank you to EDCM Building Services Consulting Engineers for sponsoring

my final kart race of the season in the MBKC 2015 championship.

http://edcmconsulting.co.uk/

 

   

Double mention in MSA online magazine

Henry Surtees Foundation Challenge 2015

Fantastic day at the HSF Challenge at Buckmore Park. I was invited to be part of the MSA Academy team. Some amazing carreer changing prizes were on offer. After a challenging wet day racing the club 100 karts on slicks and never having driven Buckmore before I managed to work my way up to 9th only to be clipped off the track. So wasn't the finish I had hoped for but excellent day and I had the honour of meeting Sir John Surtees.

 

 

 

  

 

         NKRA NORTH REGION CHAMPION 2015  

  

It's offical I am the NKRA North Region

Senior Max 2015 Champion!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Race sponsor                                           

A big thankyou to http://www.hutchinsonwhitlam.com/  Civil & Structural Engineers for sponsoring my race tyres for MBKC Round 1 Autumn Championships this weekend.

 

 

I WIN AGAIN ! 

Another win in the bag! MBKC Summer Champs Round 8. Wet weekend again, fastest lap again. Started on pole and finished P1.

Thanks again to Team Griffin, mechanic Chris and my sponsors http://www.partyperfectiononline.co.uk/ and http://www.ultimate.co.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

Another win in the bag!                            

Another great weekend!

MBKC Summer championships round 7.

Very wet weekend , fasted lap of the weekend and finished P1 !

Thanks to Griffin Racing, my mechanic Chris and my sponsors Party Perfection and Ultimate Group.

 

 

 

 

 

I have been nominated rsf msa young driver of the year 2014!

Yes can't believe it ! Myself and 4 other young drivers will go head to head in a shoot out at I-zone Silverstone on 4th December! The winner is presented their award at the MSA awards evening in January.

 

Ginetta 24 hr kart race                                                  

For the 3rd year running Adaptive Iconix Team won top fundraiser at the Ginetta PPIK 24hr kart race for Children in Need. 18 teams took to the track for a 24hr endurance race. After a very exhausting 24hrs we brought the kart home in 8th place and raise over £3000. Total raise over the weekend over £18K - Well done everyone!

 

 

 

Ginetta test day                                                                                                                  

Big thanks to Ginetta who let me test

their G40 at Rockingham

- seriously got to race these cars next year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Ginetta Want 2 race                                                         

I entered the Ginetta Want 2 Race competition which was held at Blyton Park on a very wet August day. My first time ever in a race car never had a lesson before! Unfortunately didn't make it to the final but I came 16th out of over 150 entrants not bad for a first attempt in the wet! Now I have to race cars next year!

Paddock Magazine Feature                                                      

Picturesports feature me in their online magazine         

Picturesports have featured me in Issue 8 of their online magazine follow the link I'm on page 60-63. Check out the rest of the magazine for some amazing photography.

http://issuu.com/picturesports/docs/picturesports_magazine_issue_8/1?e=8451923/7658681

 

MSA Academy

I am very proud and honoured  to have been accepted on

 the MSA Academy Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) programme it is an amazing opportunity for me. Follow my progress on twitter @AlexTJRacing

Ginetta 24hr for bbc children in need                       

I would like to say straight away that I have had the

biggest laugh in my entire career taking part in the

24 hour race for Children in need. I have been incredibly

lucky to have my sponsors Adaptive solutions and Iconx

fund the race for me and congratulations to the team for

becoming top fundraiser once again raising £2000.

After a tiring, manic and at some points painful 24 hours

the team brought the kart home in 6th position an amazing achievement compared to 12th the year before. A big thank you to Max Coates for taking the time to come down and join our team at the last minute (even though you beat my fastest time by half a tenth!!).

Can't wait until next year when hopefully we can do even better because with practise we can be one of the quickest teams. Well done guys see you next year!

 

spirit of kartmasters                                                     

I won the prestigious title ‘Spirit of Kartmasters’ in

August the MSA British Kart Grand Prix at PFi in Grantham.

After a 4 day event of qualifying races & heats including clawing may way through a B Final. Pre Final & A Final,

 

 

It was a fantastic end to a gruelling but brilliant weekend and I’d like to thank my sponsors – Adaptive Control, Iconix, Ultimate Office Solutions, NOAD, Party Perfection, ABEY & Dalec who all helped make it happen.”

 

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