Alex Toth-Jones announces move to British GT with TF Sport in new Aston Martin GT4
Having finished his Ginetta GT5 season on a high at Donington with a podium finish and ending 5th in the Championship Bradford racing driver Alex is now pleased to announced that he has signed with top GT team TF Sport to race the new Aston Martin Vantage GT4 in the British GT Championship in 2019.
With support from sponsors Tailored Resourcing and Accountancy, he has clear ambitions in the British GT Championship and ultimately has set his sights on competing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
“The British GT Championship is where I and my sponsors want to be next year,” Alex explained. “From Silverstone onwards we were speaking with teams and looking at who would be best to run with. After careful consideration over summer and weighing up all options with some of the top teams in British GT, we have made the decision to go with the best overall package and stepping stone to the Le Mans dream with TF Sport. I was always interested in racing the new Aston Martin GT4 car and so when the opportunity arose TF made the cut as they are the biggest AMR customer team in the world.
“I’ve enjoyed my three years in the Ginetta GT5 Challenge,” Alex continued. “year one was very much just about getting a shoe-in and some racing laps. Year two was a full season and we challenged for podium, while this year we have achieved that on multiple occasions. We were perhaps a bit unlucky on some occasions, but we finished the season on a high at Donington and I developed a lot as a racer over the season.
“Now I’m really excited just to see the new car for 2019, let alone drive it! It will be a close championship but I am confident that the new Aston Martin will be super-competitive.”
TF Sport last competed in the British GT4 category in 2014, ending what was their debut season in a strong second position. Since then the team has focused with great success on the GT3 programme but with a new generation of racing car becoming available from Aston Martin, the team are looking forward to expanding their programme next season.
“It’s really exciting to start our GT4 journey in the new generation Aston Martin GT4 and it’s great to have a driver like Alex coming on board,” said TF Sport Director Tom Ferrier. “We’re currently looking for a young and competitive teammate to race with him and put together a title challenge for the 2019 season.”
Alex expects to begin the testing programme in early January.